Winner – Cagliari
What a determined performance from the Sardinians. Possibly strengthened by the news surrounding Mauro Icardi, Cagliari found another gear as they battled to a possibly crucial 2-1 win over Inter. Frank De Boer’s side dominated the match but were frustrated as they laboured against a packed midfield and were limited to sceptical shots from range. Despite this, they took the lead in the second half through their best chance of the match, with Joao Mario showing impressive determination to scramble the ball over the line.
However, despite this setback the Rossoblu continued to play bravely and were rewarded with an equaliser through Federico Melchiorri who tucked in from close range. In the final minutes, Cagliari’s pressure eventually paid dividends as Samir Handanovic was caught off his line and pushed Melchiorri’s cross-cum shot into his own net. The Sardinians continue their fine return to Serie A.