Cagliari-Roma 1-4, Lukaku double and Giallorossi poker

Mourinho’s team rises to 11 points, the Sardinians are last on 2

Roma wins 4-1 on Cagliari in the match valid for the eighth day of the 2023-2024 Serie A. The Giallorossi prevailed with a brace from Lukaku and goals from Aouar and Belotti. The team coached by Mourinho rises to 11 points. Cagliari is last with 2 points.

The match

Cagliari created the first chance of the match in the 10th minute. Petagna takes off and hits a header, Rui Patricio saves with a great save. The rossoblu flash precedes the start of the Giallorossi monologue, which comes to life in the 18th minute with Dybala’s conclusion, rejected by Scuffet. Roma took the lead immediately afterwards. Spinazzola pots in, Aouar makes no mistake: 0-1 in the 19th minute. A handful of seconds pass and the guests double their lead. Karsdorp sinks down the wing, a powerful cross and Lukaku, from two steps, delivers the ball with his chest: 0-2 in the 20th minute. Roma play on velvet and waste the chance to make it 3-0 with Lukaku.

The Giallorossi’s afternoon was perfect until the 36th minute, when Dybala collapsed due to yet another injury: the Argentine left the pitch almost in tears, another stoppage. Without the star, Roma still marched forward and closed the score at the start of the second half. Belotti runs away from Paredes’ pass, protects the ball and pierces Scuffet: 0-3 in the 51st minute. Paredes again prompts in the 59th minute, this time it is Lukaku who benefits and can complete a personal double and poker: 0-4. The game has nothing left to say. Cagliari deserves the flag goal. Baby Prati’s feat, with a ball sent to the top corner, was nullified by Pavoletti’s offside in the action. The hosts scored in the 87th minute. Nandez penalty, 1-4.