17.05.2014 16:35 - in: Serie A S

    Cagliari away form guide

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    The Bianconeri’s final opponents have been much more successful at home than away, but they have managed to hold some of Italy’s top sides to a draw ahead of their trip to Juventus Stadium

    Cagliari were beaten 3-1 by Milan in their opening away trip, and have had a tough time away from home ever since.

    Juve’s final 2013/14 opponents have picked up only 11 of their 39 Serie A points on the road this season, managing a sole victory amongst eight draws and nine defeats.

    Particularly notable is the lack of success Ivo Pulga’s men have had in front of goal away from the Stadio Sant’Elia, scoring 14 fewer goals away than at home.

    The Rossoblu’s one victory came relatively recently on 19 April against Genoa, strikers Marco Sau and Victor Ibarbo both netting in a good performance from the visitors after they initially went behind.

    What’s more, at face value Cagliari’s record away from home doesn’t necessarily tell the full story, as some of their draws came against Italy’s top sides.

    The fact that they managed to hold Fiorentina, Roma and Inter suggests Juve will have to be on their guard tomorrow at Juventus Stadium.

    Last away fixture: Napoli 3-0 Cagliari, 6 May

    A 10-man Rossoblu team were soundly beaten by Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo in their last trip away from the Stadio Sant’Elia, dropping to 15th in the Serie A table as a result.

    Pulga’s men had won their previous two games, but they came under heavy fire from the off in Naples.

    Dries Mertens got the home crowd going with the Partenopei’s opener from the spot, and it was 2-0 before half-time as Goran Pandev tucked home Jose Callejon’s inviting square pass.

    Marek Hamsik had the chance to make it three with the hosts’ second penalty of the evening following Cagliari goalkeeper Marco Silverstri’s sending off (the Rossoblu’s eighth red card of season), but the midfielder struck the bar.

    The game was eventually instead wrapped up by Blerim Dzemaili, who rifled home a parried Pandev shot into the roof of the net.

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