Ibrahima Sulemana came off the bench to snatch a Cagliari point against Verona, which keeps both teams hovering just above the drop zone.

Both teams had managed to drag themselves out of the bottom three, but only by one point, so this was a huge head-to-head for safety. The Sardinian injury list remained extensive, including Andrea Petagna, Leonardo Pavoletti and Marco Mancosu, but Zito Luvumbo, Eldor Shomurodov, Gianluca Gaetano and Yerry Mina returned. Hellas coach Marco Baroni sat out a touchline ban with Reda Belahyane and Elayis Tavsan out.

See how it unfolded on the Liveblog.

The Sardinians started aggressively, Shomurodov unable to get the tap-in on a pull-back from the by-line, but it was Verona who took the lead.

It was a spectacular finish, as Tijjani Noslin’s cross from the right found Federico Bonazzoli for an acrobatic aerial back-heel flick that bounced right in front of Simone Scuffet.

Darko Lazovic came off the bench at half-time and had the ball in the back of the net five minutes later, but it did not count as he was offside when meeting the Ondrej Duda assist.

Luvumbo had penalty appeals rejected for a rather obvious Jackson Tchatchoua shirt tug, but it was end to end, first Tommaso Augello’s strike charged down on a corner, then Consigli rushing out to deny Lazovic on the counter.

Cagliari equalised when substitute Ibrahima Sulemana was ready to fire into the near bottom corner from the edge of the box after the Nicolas Viola cross was not cleared effectively.

At the 90th minute, Montipò made a stunning low fingertip save, getting down quickly to push away the Luvumbo shot that had nutmegged Tchatchoua.

Cagliari 1-1 Verona

Bonazzoli 30 (V), Sulemana 74 (C)

01-04-2024 14:00
MatchDay 30

Player statistic

1st half
    27' Yellow card Ondrej Duda
    30' Goal Federico Bonazzoli
(Assist: Tijjani Noslin)
2nd half
Ibrahim Sulemana Goal 74'    
    90+3' Yellow card Giangiacomo Magnani

Match statistic

51
Possession %
49
12
Total shots
8
2
Shots on target
5
3
Shots off target
2
7
Blocked shots
1
7
Corners
2
2
Offsides
3
11
Fouls
16
CAG
VER

Starting lineups

22
Goalkeeper
4
Defender
28
Defender
27
Defender
82'
26
Defender
14
Midfielder
72'
29
Midfielder
72'
8
Midfielder
72'
61
Attacker
46'
9
77
Attacker
1
Goalkeeper
23
32
Defender
27
Defender
90
Midfielder
33
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
99
65'
38
Attacker
46'
17
Attacker
85'

Substitutes

21
Midfielder
18
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
33
Defender
70
Midfielder
99
23
Defender
17
34
10
Midfielder
46'
25
Midfielder
72'
16
Midfielder
72'
19
Midfielder
72'
37
Attacker
82'
42
Defender
16
Goalkeeper
9
Attacker
34
Goalkeeper
19
Defender
Defender
80
Attacker
37
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
46'
31
Midfielder
65'
Attacker
85'

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