Markers: 18 ‘Keita Balde (C), 92’ Busio (V)
Menpaa 6 – Nothing can on Keita’s goal. For the rest, a quiet evening.
Ebuehi 5.5 – It runs a lot. Precision flaw on several occasions. With Nandez proactive on the opposite out, Lykogiannis on the side of the 22 lagoon does not sink much. Good for Venice. In the second half he also improves.
Svoboda 6 – It has to contain Joao Pedro and it does it effectively. The Brazilian is not very inspired but still remains the most dangerous of his.
Ceccaroni 6 – He duels with Keita, first, and then with Pavoletti. The Senegalese scores when he is in the area given the perfect restart of Mazzarri’s men. Then it is the defender who dictates the law.
Mazzocchi 6 – Nandez is his direct opponent and those certainly the evening is no more peaceful. In the second half, thanks to the growth of the whole team, he improves his performance even in the offensive phase.
Aramu 5 – The 10 has a double duty: to close the right lane of the midfield in the non-possession phase and to become the third attacker when the ball crosses the halfway mark. Too inaccurate and he finds very few positive ideas. (from 78 ‘Heymans 6 – The assist of 1-1 is his. In the right place at the right time)
Ampadu 5 – The former Chelsea would have the task of managing the playing times of his team, but the dynamism of Cagliari puts him in difficulty. Too staid. Sometimes it seems out of the game. (from 55 ‘Vacca 6 – He places himself in front of the defense to reconquer anyone who happens to be in the area. The classic element needed in every team)
Busio 7 – Loses the ball from which the 1-0 islander is born. From that moment on, however, his is a growing performance. Guide his forcing towards a breakeven. Which is himself to sign at 92 ‘.
Kiyine 5 – Help Mazzocchi in containing Nandez. Try to set up on a couple of occasions without creating great dangers. He leaves because Zanetti chooses to move from midfield four to three. (from 46 ‘Crnigoj 6 – He enters and a few seconds later they finish on goal without having any luck. Insertion half-wing that supports the tips. Good performance his.)
Okereke 5 – Its qualities lead it to be a dangerous element in space. Back to goal and against a defender like Godin he never manages to score (from 46 ‘Enrico 6 – Clearly better than the former Spezia. From major points of reference forward and the team benefits from it. Fight against everything and everyone. Good boy.)
Johnsen 6.5 – The best of his. If Venezia creates dangers it is thanks to the former Ajax product. In the second half the Cagliari defenders never manage to catch him. In any position on the field the Norwegian is. He goes out for a physical problem. (from the 80 ‘Forte sv)
All. Zanetti 6.5 – The match plan foresees a movement of the ball from below, to give more field and space to the attackers. Cagliari, however, in the first half presses to the edge of the penalty area and everything becomes more difficult. In the second half the grafts of Henry and Crnigoj were very important to completely change the face of the match. The islanders go out due to an athletic condition bordering on embarrassing and his boys take complete possession of the match. The goal in the 92nd minute marks a well-deserved draw.