Italian Serie A
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Palermo 5-0 Cagliari

Gianfranco Zola
Gianfranco Zola has previously managed at English sides West Ham United and Watford

Gianfranco Zola's Serie A coaching career got off to a poor start as his Cagliari side lost 5-0 at Palermo.

Zola, who replaced Zdenen Zeman last month after an eight-match winless run, saw Michel Morganella and Ezequiel Munoz put the Sicilians 2-0 ahead.

Cagliari had Daniele Conti sent off for a second bookable offence in the 26th minute before Paulo Dybala made it 3-0 with a penalty.

Dybala and Edgar Barreto completed the rout after half-time.

"We expected a difficult match, but not that difficult," Zola said. "Of course, in a situation like this, everything seems more difficult, but there is no point in crying about this, we have to react."

The loss leaves Cagliari on 12 points, four points from safety inside the relegation zone.

Palermo, in eighth, are level on 25 points with AC Milan, who suffered a surprise 2-1 loss at home to Sassuolo.

Line-ups

Palermo

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 70Sorrentino
  • 6MuñozBooked at 61minsSubstituted forVitielloat 83'minutes
  • 12Gonzalez
  • 23Feddal
  • 89Morganella
  • 27Rigoni
  • 25MarescaBooked at 22minsSubstituted forBolzoniat 67'minutes
  • 8Barreto
  • 7Lazaar
  • 20VázquezBooked at 41mins
  • 9DybalaSubstituted forBelottiat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ujkani
  • 2Vitiello
  • 3Pisano
  • 4Andjelkovic
  • 10Pereira Silva
  • 13Emerson
  • 14Della Rocca
  • 15Bolzoni
  • 18Chochev
  • 19Terzi
  • 21Quaison
  • 99Belotti

Cagliari

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1ColombiBooked at 32mins
  • 14Pisano
  • 32Ceppitelli
  • 15Rossettini
  • 8Avelar
  • 20EkdalSubstituted forDonsahat 83'minutes
  • 5ContiBooked at 26mins
  • 4CrisetigBooked at 38minsSubstituted forDessenaat 45'minutes
  • 17FariasBooked at 56mins
  • 9Longo
  • 7CossuSubstituted forGeraldino dos Santos Galvãoat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Murru
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos Galvão
  • 12Capello
  • 13Rangel da Silva
  • 16Dessena
  • 21Balzano
  • 24Benedetti
  • 27Cragno
  • 28Carboni
  • 30Donsah
  • 33Capuano
Referee:
Sebastiano Peruzzo
Attendance:
18,268

Match Stats

Home TeamPalermoAway TeamCagliari
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home16
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Palermo 5, Cagliari 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Palermo 5, Cagliari 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Achraf Lazaar (Palermo) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Francesco Bolzoni.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Francesco Bolzoni (Palermo) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michel Morganella.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrea Belotti (Palermo) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Achraf Lazaar with a cross.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Palermo 5, Cagliari 0. Edgar Barreto (Palermo) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Cagliari. Godfred Donsah replaces Albin Ekdal.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Palermo. Roberto Vitiello replaces Ezequiel Muñoz.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Edgar Barreto (Palermo).

  10. Post update

    Luca Ceppitelli (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Edgar Barreto (Palermo) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Francesco Bolzoni.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Palermo. Edgar Barreto tries a through ball, but Andrea Belotti is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Franco Vázquez (Palermo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Albin Ekdal (Cagliari).

  15. Post update

    Luca Rigoni (Palermo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Samuele Longo (Cagliari).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Palermo. Andrea Belotti replaces Paulo Dybala.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Edgar Barreto (Palermo) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paulo Dybala with a cross.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Palermo 4, Cagliari 0. Paulo Dybala (Palermo) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Franco Vázquez with a through ball.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paulo Dybala (Palermo) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Edgar Barreto.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 6th January 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus1712413582740
2Roma17123229111839
3Lazio1793531191230
4Napoli1786332211130
5Genoa177642317627
6Sampdoria176922217527
7AC Milan176742620625
8Palermo176742726125
9Fiorentina176652114724
10Sassuolo175841922-323
11Inter Milan175752624222
12Udinese176472023-322
13Empoli173951722-518
14Torino174671218-618
15Hellas Verona174671827-918
16Chievo174581219-717
17Atalanta173771323-1016
18Cagliari172692134-1312
19Parma1731131736-199
20Cesena1716101434-209
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