A race that both teams were looking forward to. Cagliari wanted to win to ward off the relegation specter which is now starting to scare a lot. Turin that with this external blow manages to extend a positive streak with the arrival of Davide Nicola on the bench.
To decide the play-off for the salvation played in Sardinia is a header by the Brazilian defender Bremer, on which the watchful eyes of the Premier League continue to be .
The goal came in the last half hour of the match that saw a Cagliari in great difficulty and that failed to equalize nor to create major dangers.
A game that from the beginning was certainly not beautiful nor gave great emotions on one side or the other. Cagliari that came from a semi-desperate situation with the obligation of having to obtain three points of vital importance.
The hit of the Piedmontese team is legitimized by an amazing save by Cragno on Belotti just 6 minutes from the end. The liability for the Sardinians could have been even heavier.
It was to all intents and purposes a battle, with Torino deservedly winning the race and doing a clean race without any particular flaws. The Sardinians who did not create great dangers towards the Sirigu gate were never particularly dangerous .
Mancini ‘s national team goalkeeper only had to save a header from Joao Pedro in the second half. For the rest, he was not very busy from the Sardinians forwards who seem to have wet powders.
There remains a lot of bitterness for the Sardinians who have now forgotten what it means to win. He urges a change of course with President Giulini who, despite having recently renewed his contract, seems ready to torpedo Di Francesco .
Bad for the former Roma coach who failed to give his game and his mentality to the Sardinians. For the replacement we think of Semplici and Mazzarri. He will need to work a lot on the attack which, with the exception of Joao Pedro, sees Pavoletti, Simeone and Cerri bomber without a goal for too long.
In Turin instead there is enthusiasm now, with the awareness of being able to play their cards for salvation without problems. The worst period now seems to be behind us. Now the watchword remains continuity, the one that with Giampaolo was constantly lacking.