Italian Serie A
Cagliari3Fiorentina5

Cagliari 3-5 Fiorentina

Nikola Kalinic
Nikola Kalinic scored seven league goals for Blackburn in two seasons

Ex-Blackburn striker Nikola Kalinic scored a hat-trick as Fiorentina beat Cagliari in a thrilling Serie A game.

Davide di Gennaro scored an early opener for Cagliari, but Kalinic and Federico Bernardeschi scored twice each to make it 4-1 at half-time.

Kalinic, who had only scored once in his opening seven Serie A matches this season, added a fifth after the break.

Marco Capuano and Marco Borriello gave Cagliari hope of a famous comeback, but it never quite materialised.

Line-ups

Cagliari

  • 30Storari
  • 19Pisacane
  • 35SalamonSubstituted forCapuanoat 58'minutes
  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 29MurruBooked at 70mins
  • 77TachtsidisBooked at 33minsSubstituted forBarellaat 62'minutes
  • 3Isla
  • 20Padoin
  • 8Di Gennaro
  • 25SauSubstituted forMelchiorriat 68'minutes
  • 22Borriello

Substitutes

  • 1Bittencourt Pinheiro
  • 4Dessena
  • 9Melchiorri
  • 13Colombo
  • 16Munari
  • 18Barella
  • 24Capuano
  • 26Bittante
  • 32Giannetti

Fiorentina

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 18Salcedo
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 13AstoriBooked at 14mins
  • 15Olivera
  • 16TelloSubstituted forDiksat 88'minutes
  • 20Valero IglesiasSubstituted forC Sánchezat 65'minutes
  • 8Vecino
  • 10BernardeschiBooked at 84mins
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forHagiat 76'minutes
  • 9N Kalinic

Substitutes

  • 1Lezzerini
  • 4De Maio
  • 5Badelj
  • 6C Sánchez
  • 7Zárate
  • 17Diks
  • 19Cristóforo
  • 24Hagi
  • 25Chiesa
  • 30Babacar
  • 31Milic
  • 40Tomovic
Referee:
Carmine Russo
Attendance:
15,619

Match Stats

Home TeamCagliariAway TeamFiorentina
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home10
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home20
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Cagliari 3, Fiorentina 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cagliari 3, Fiorentina 5.

Attempt missed. Matías Vecino (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Diks.

Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bruno Alves (Cagliari).

Carlos Sánchez (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolò Barella (Cagliari).

Maximiliano Olivera (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolò Barella (Cagliari).

Attempt missed. Simone Padoin (Cagliari) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Kevin Diks replaces Cristian Tello.

Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bruno Alves (Cagliari).

Attempt missed. Federico Melchiorri (Cagliari) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Simone Padoin with a cross.

Booking

Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card.

Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt missed. Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Ianis Hagi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simone Padoin (Cagliari).

Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolò Barella (Cagliari).

Goal!

Goal! Cagliari 3, Fiorentina 5. Marco Borriello (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Davide Di Gennaro with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Gonzalo Rodríguez.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Ianis Hagi replaces Josip Ilicic.

Offside, Fiorentina. Carlos Sánchez tries a through ball, but Nikola Kalinic is caught offside.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Marco Storari.

Attempt saved. Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bruno Alves (Cagliari).

Booking

Nicola Murru (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cristian Tello (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicola Murru (Cagliari).

Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simone Padoin (Cagliari).

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Federico Melchiorri replaces Marco Sau.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Fabio Pisacane.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Carlos Sánchez replaces Borja Valero.

Delay in match Davide Astori (Fiorentina) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Fabio Pisacane (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 23rd October 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus97021761121
2Roma961223111219
3AC Milan96121611519
4Napoli95221710717
5Torino94321911815
6Lazio94321610615
7Chievo9423109114
8Atalanta94141213-113
9Sassuolo94141214-213
10Cagliari94141619-313
11Fiorentina8332119212
12Genoa833297212
13Bologna93331013-312
14Inter Milan93241112-111
15Sampdoria93241012-211
16Udinese93151015-510
17Pescara9144914-57
18Empoli9135211-96
19Palermo9135616-106
20Crotone9018720-131
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