Gattuso proposes a 4-4-2 with the debut in the blue jersey of the newly arrived Daniele Baselli.
Como starts aggressive and at 10 ‘Blanco flies into the wing, puts the ball in the middle but neither Cerri nor Mancuso arrive head-on, Parisini is good at picking up on the other side and crosses again for Bellemo who has just left the area pull up.
Cagliari responds after 2 minutes with Pavoletti’s header that finds Ghidotti’s great save. Como, however, wants to be the master of the match: Iovine on the right puts in the middle for Cerri who hits with a scorpion, unfortunately the ball ends up very slightly high. Como again, which makes good use of the restarts with the center buoy Cerri that sorts first for Blanco and then for Parisians, worrying the host defense.
Como wants the goal and finds it with Mancuso who collects Blanco’s assist in the area and deposits on the net for the Larian advantage.
The hosts do not hold back and try to find the double using the counterattack but always missing the second goal. So we go to the interval at 1-0.
In the second half Como starts strong and in the fifth minute Parigini recovers a nice ball, taking advantage of the defensive indecision, and concludes by finding Radunovic’s response. First change for Gattuso in the seventh which removes Baselli for Tommaso Arrigoni. Como takes advantage of the counterattack with Cagliari trying to get under, at 19 ‘Mancuso in transition serves Cerri on the left who changes side for Iovine, his cross is deflected in a corner kick by the host defense.
Kabashi and Bertoncini also enter for Como for Blanco and Parisians. The Larians insist, this time with Cerri who recovers the ball in mid-field and opens for Iovine, once again his cross is deflected by the defense. Double change for Gattuso, Gabrielloni and Cagnano enter for Mancuso and Ioannou.
Bertoncini, however, 10 minutes from the end is hurt and is forced to go out, so Como remains in 10 to defend the advantage. In the recovery Pereiro finds the goal with a masterful shot from outside the area that beats Ghidotti.
Como who will return to the field, in the away match at the Garibaldi Arena, on Sunday 21 August at 8.45pm against Pisa.
Scorers : Mancuso at 19 ‘pt; Pereiro at 47 ‘st.
COMO : Ghidotti; Iovine, Binks, Scaglia, Ioannou (from 31 ‘st Cagnano); Parisians (from 21 ‘st Bertoncini), Bellemo, Baselli (from 7’ st Arrigoni), Blanco (from 21 ‘st Kabashi); Cerri, Mancuso (from 31 ‘st Gabrielloni). Available: Bolchini, Zanotti, Kerrigan, Celeghin, Odenthal, Delli Carri, Gliozzi. Mgr. Gattuso.
CAGLIARI : Radunovic; Di Pardo, Goldaniga, Obert, Zappa; Deiola (from 9 ‘st Lapadula), Makoumbou, Viola (from 38’ st Rog); Luvumbo, Pavoletti (from 21 ‘st Pereiro), Desogus (from 9’ st Nandez). Available: Aresti, Ciocci, Palomba, Carboni, Lella, Fargò, Boccia, Kourfalidis. Herds Bovo (Liverani disqualified).