Cagliari vs Juventus (2-0): Cristiano Ronaldo has a very difficult time winning the Golden Boot this season. The Portuguese could not score in the defeat of the already champion Juventus against Cagliari at the Sardegna Arena (2-0) and, with 31 goals, he saw how Ciro Immobile (Lazio), with his goal against Brescia, reached 35 and unseated a day of the end of the Series A to Robert Lewandowski (34). In the first part, Cristiano Ronaldo was very marked despite moving throughout the attack and barely had clear balls to finish off, His attempts were either rejected or misled; he also crashed a free-kick into the wall.
Gagliano beats Buffon
In contrast, Cagliari, without complexes by not playing anything, well withdrawn and aggressive against the counter, was more effective. In the 8th minute, he opened the scoring in a quick move. Paolo Farago centered from the right to the far post, where Federico Mattiello first put the ball in the center so that the young Luca Gagliano, at 20 years old, throwing himself onto the pitch scored his first goal in Serie A to a myth like Gianluigi Buffon, holder today at 43 years old.
Buffon did avoid 2-0 before the quarter of an hour by blocking a Mattiello volley. With the passage of minutes Juve, guided by the Barca player Miralem PJanic, was locking the Cagliari and Leonardo Bonucci and Gonzalo Higuain, in the eleven in the absence of the injured Paulo Dybala; they were about to tie but their shots after separate corners did not they found the goal for very little.
Simeone scores his 12th goal
Before the break, goalkeeper Alessio Cragno, in a show of reflexes, frustrated Federico Bernardeschi’s attempt. But on the next play, already at the discount, a lethal counter meant 2-0. Cagliari stole in midfield, Gagliano extended Giovanni Simeone and Cholo’s son released a cross-kick from the front that beat Buffon. It is the 12th goal of the Argentine in Serie A, sixth after the break due to the coronavirus.
The second part was love and I can not Juve looking for the comeback. His attempts were neutralized again and again by the firm defense of the Cagliari or by the always sure Cragno, while Cristiano Ronaldo gave symptoms of despair and helplessness, rushing to try distant shots without being in the ideal position. Another fault against the barrier and two missiles replicated by the stellar Cragno were the last attempts of a Christian; who like Juve, kept trying until the end to avoid defeat. In the absence of receiving Roma on Saturday on the last day. Maurizio Sarri’s team already has its headset on the transcendental eighth (round) match of the Champions League against Lyon on August 7.