CITTADELLA. Cittadella and Cagliari didn’t manage to score any goal on Saturday. Cagliari was vastly better in terms of ball possession (63%).
The match was played at the Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato stadium in Cittadella on Saturday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. The referee was Daniele Rutella assisted by Daniele Marchi and Federico Longo. The 4th official was Giuseppe Vingo. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 5.3 degrees Celsius or 41.58 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 69%.
Cagliari was in firm control of the ball 63% while Cittadella was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Cagliari was more pushing with 73 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 5 were on target. Notwithstanding, that was not enough Cagliari to win the encounter.
Cittadella shot 8 times, 1 on target, 7 off target. Regarding the opposition, Cagliari shot 12 times, 5 on target, 7 off target.
Cittadella received 5 yellow cards (Valerio Mastrantonio, Alessandro Salvi, Simone Branca, Romano Perticone and Giuseppe Ambrosino). Regarding the opposition, Cagliari received 2 yellow cards (Nahitan Nández and Giorgio Altare).
Alessandro Salvi (Cittadella) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (52′).
After playing this match, Cittadella will have 23 points like Benevento and Como to sit in the 17th place. On the opposite side, Cagliari will have 29 points like Ternana to remain in the 8th place.
In the next match in the Serie B, Cittadella will play away against Bari 1908 on the 1st of May with a 7-3 head to head record in favor of Bari 1908 (6 draws).
Cagliari will play away agasint Bari 1908 on the 18th of February with a 5-1 head to head statistic in favor of Cagliari (1 draw).
Cittadella – Formation
Cittadella started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Edoardo Gorini decided to play with the following team: Elhan Kastrati, Alessandro Salvi , Romano Perticone , Domenico Frare , Daniele Donnarumma , Giovanni Crociata , Simone Branca , Valerio Mastrantonio , Mirko Antonucci , Ignacio Lores Varela and Tommaso Maistrello .
The home team had on the bench: Santiago Guido Visentin, Alessandro Mattioli, Raúl José Asencio Moraes, Filippo Manfrin, Nicola Pavan , Giuseppe Ambrosino , Luca Maniero, Carlos Apna Embalo, Alessio Vita , Gian Filippo Felicioli , Giuseppe Carriero and Dario Del Fabro.
Cittadella made 5 changes: Ignacio Lores Varela for Alessandro Mattioli (59′), Valerio Mastrantonio for Nicola Pavan (65′), Giovanni Crociata for Alessio Vita (65′), T. Maistrello for Giuseppe Ambrosino (71′) and Mirko Antonucci for Gian Filippo Felicioli (71′).
Best player: Elhan Kastrati
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Cittadella was the goalkeeper: Elhan Kastrati. His rating is 7.21. He performed 4 saves.
Cagliari – Formation
Cagliari started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Claudio Ranieri played with: Boris Radunović, Giorgio Altare , Alberto Dossena , Elio Capradossi , Gabriele Zappa , Christos Kourfalidis , Antoine Makoumbou , Davide Veroli, Filippo Falco , Paulo Azzi and Gianluca Lapadula , Nahitan Nández .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Adam Griger, Simone Aresti, Zito Luvumbo, Velizar-Iliasv Svetozarov Iliev, Franco Ezequiel Carboni, Vincenzo Millico, Nunzio Lella, Adam Obert, Antonio Barreca and Marko Rog.
Cagliari made 5 changes: Paulo Azzi for A. Griger (80′), Gabriele Zappa for Vincenzo Millico (80′), C. Kourfalidis for Marko Rog (85′), Filippo Falco for Zito Luvumbo (85′) and Elio Capradossi for Antonio Barreca (86′).
Best player: Filippo Falco
The player that probably impressed the most for Cagliari was Filippo Falco.
His rating iswith 41 passes (78% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 13. He performed 9 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie B.