GENOA – Cagliari laughs, Genoa trembles. The draw for one to one accrued at the Luigi Ferraris stadium has an extremely different meaning for the two teams. Criscito's penalty goal at the end of the match leaves Genoa in Empoli's target, which tomorrow can point to overtaking salvation against Torino. Cagliari, who took the lead on 40 'with a goal by the usual Leonardo Pavoletti, instead won the arithmetic of salvation, staying at +4 right on Cesare Prandelli's rossoblù.
Genoa 1-1 Cagliari, Criscito equalized in the final but the rossoblùs risk Serie B.
Cagliari played better than Genoa and had deservedly gone ahead with Pavoletti, a player who is also part of the Italian national team of Roberto Mancini. In the second half, Genoa attacked with desperation and in one of these lunges he found the episode of the penalty kick.
The eleven-meter shot was awarded by referee Valeri, after consulting the var monitor on the sideline, for a Romagna foul by hand. From eleven meters, Criscito, captain and leader of Genoa has not failed. At 93 ', Pezzella was sent off for a bad midfield entry.
Following the match report of Genoa-Cagliari.
40 ′ Pavoletti (C), 89 ′ rig. Criscito (G).
GENOA (3-5-2): Radu; Biraschi (82 ′ Pezzella), Gunter, Zukanovic; Pedro Pereira (46 ′ Kouamé), Bessa, Radovanovic, Veloso, Criscito; Lapadula (74 ′ Sanabria), Pandev. Prandelli All.
CAGLIARI (3-5-2): Cragno; Cacciatore (76 ′ Romagna), Klavan, Pisacane; Srna, Barella, Bradaric, Ionita, Lu. Pellegrini; Pavoletti (66 ′ Joao Pedro), Cerri (80 ′ Birsa). Allan Maran.
Booked: Klavan (C), Criscito (G), Veloso (G). Expulsed Pezzella (G) to 93 ′.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano