Dia scores a double and the Campania team avoids a knockout at the end
The survival match at Arechi between new manager Pippo Inzaghi’s Salernitana and Claudio Ranieri’s Cagliari ends at 2-2. A draw that is of little use to both for the ranking but is very important for morale. With a draw, the Campania team rises to 4 points, while the Sardinians move to 3, still in the last places of the Serie A standings.
The first half was characterized by a prevailing influence from the home team, who from the first minutes of the game tried to find a way to score with a long series of corners, without succeeding. The first opportunity for Cagliari came in the 27th minute, with Luvumbo Zito taking advantage of Mancosu’s through ball to beat Costil. However, referee Chiffi stops the game for the Angolan’s offside. In the final, Dia tries but doesn’t worry Scuffet.
Then everything happens at the end of the game. In the 79th minute the momentary Sardinian lead comes with Luvumbo Zito, who receives a service from Jankto and beats Costil with the dish. In the 86th minute Salernitana equalized. Winning point from Dia who beats Scuffet to make it 1-1. In the 88th minute Cagliari was still ahead with Viola who made the most of Shomurodov’s assist with his header to make it 1-2. It seems closed but in the 95th minute the referee, after consulting the VAR, awards a penalty to Salernitana for a handball by Viola. Dia goes to the spot and makes no mistakes, scores a brace and gives the 2-2 to Inzaghi’s team.