Cagliari vs Inter by Neuro
Cagliari is coming from another good performance, but once again stayed without all three points as they visited Livorno few days ago and were held to a 1:1 result. Although the home side took the lead in 22nd minute, guests equalized with a goal from Ibarbo at the start of the second half and then missed several good chances to take all three points.
Coach of Cagliari spoke of his disappointment after the game, saying that only goals and points count in football and that it's normal that he is disappointed with the final result. Adding that the team must and can play well, even against the biggest teams in the country as they already proved in away match against AC Milan in the second half when they missed many opportunities to equalize. With a 1-3-1 record early in the season, nobody is disappointed a lot, but everyone in the club think they could have done much better. Right/left back Pisano remains injured and without participation in the new season, while the new loss is midfielder Ekdal (5/1) and will remain out for next two months. Attacking midfielder Cossu (2/0) is already injured from August, while the coach won't change his squad a lot, continuing with 4-3-1-2 formation.
Inter continued with excellent course this season, defeating at home on Thursday night Fiorentina with the score of 2:1 at "San Siro". They were down 0:1 from a penalty spot and goal scored by Rossi, but didn't give up, continued with attacking display and earned their victory with goals from Cambiasso in 72nd and Jonathan in 83rd minute of the match.
With this victory, they remained to only two points below leading Roma, generally making a very good start into the new season as they look one of the title contenders, not only because of the good form, but also due the fact that they aren't playing in Europe this season and might have more fresh roster during all season long. Coach Mazzarri didn't want to bring much attention to his squad, saying that they are still only in the fifth round of the championship and that it's early to make the conclusions. He said that he will most likely rest Jonathan and Palacio, while the final decision is set to be made in the last moments. Zanetti and Chivu, both defenders, remain sidelined and without participation this season, therefore can't be counted as real absences.
Cagliari will not be even close to an easy opponent for Inter, while the visitors still keep the slight role of favorite in this one. However, both teams should score as Cagliari really plays well in recent weeks but has no luck when converting good performances to points.