A strong first half from Cagliari helped them defeat Fiorentina in Serie A.
Cagliari beat Fiorentina in a fiercely contested Serie A match.
The home side were two goals ahead at the break thanks to a brace from Chilean striker Mauricio Pinilla.
His first strike was a sublime finish into the top corner from the centre of the box after Albin Ekdal’s knock down, and the second a penalty after Juan Guillermo Cuadrado committed a foul.
Naturally, that left Fiorentina with plenty of work to do in the second half, and Cuadrado made amends for his error in the first half with a lovely strike after 73 minutes.
Though there was plenty of time remaining, I Viola huffed and puffed but could not breach the stoic defensive wall erected by Cagliari, who held out until the final whistle for three vital points.
Watch official Serie A highlights video of the match below.