Today's match ends for Luca Cigarini who will be replaced by Filip Bradaric (Cagliari).
Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Daniele Orsato no option but to blow his whistle.
The referee can't ignore those comments and Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa) sees a yellow card for bad language.
The ball is cleared after Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Cesare Prandelli has decided to substitute Oscar Hiljemark and he is replaced by Miguel Veloso (Genoa).
Daniele Orsato shows a yellow card to Luca Cigarini (Cagliari) for his blatant foul.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Marco Sau (Cagliari) is coming onto the pitch as Diego Farias cannot continue after picking up an injury.
The game is interrupted, a clear handball by Andrea Favilli (Genoa).
Daniel Bessa (Genoa) steps up to take the corner, but the ball just sails in among the defenders.
Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari) fires a rebound from mid-range onto the left post!
Luca Cigarini (Cagliari) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man.
The referee signals a substitution. Andrea Favilli (Genoa) is brought on as a substitute for Cristian Gabriel Romero.
Paolo Farago (Cagliari) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Daniele Orsato had an easy-decision to make.
Daniel Bessa (Genoa) steps up to take the corner. He launches the ball into the penalty area, but it only finds the head of an opposing player who clears the danger.
A pass into the box finds Diego Farias (Cagliari) unmarked. He carefully places a shot low towards the middle of the goal, but a brilliant last-ditch save by Andrei Radu denies him.
The corner from Darijo Srna (Cagliari) is intercepted by the defence.
Pedro Pereira (Genoa) fails to find a teammate across the pitch with a long ball.
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Daniel Bessa (Genoa), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
Daniel Bessa (Genoa) swings the ball into the box from the corner kick but it's a bit too strong and it goes out of play.
Daniel Bessa (Genoa) fires the ball to the top left corner, but Alessio Cragno saves it. Genoa have been awarded a corner kick.
Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari) makes a rough challenge and the referee blows for a foul.
Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away.
Half-time substitution. Cesare Prandelli decided to make a change. Sandro is replaced by Cristian Kouame (Genoa).
The half-time break is over and the second half is about to start.
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, bringing to a close the first 45 minutes of the match.
Diego Farias (Cagliari) gives the referee no choice but to show him a yellow card.
It's a goal! Diego Farias (Cagliari) shows off his superb ability as he volleys the ball from inside the box into the left side of the target. The assist goes to Darijo Srna and the score changes to 1:0.
Cagliari have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari) gets on the end of a pass and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it's blocked by one of the defending players. The ball goes out of play and Cagliari have been awarded a corner kick.
The fourth official shows 3 min. of added time.
Nice individual effort by Diego Farias (Cagliari). He gets all the way through to the keeper and hits a low drive to the middle of the goal, but Andrei Radu does a good job to anticipate the direction of the ball and keeps it out.
Sandro (Genoa) collects a rebound and produces a mid-range attempt. The ball goes to the middle of the target, but Alessio Cragno keeps it out.
Esteban Rolon (Genoa) makes an awful challenge on his opponent and can count himself very lucky that the referee didn't issue a red card.
Sandro (Genoa) finds himself in an offside position and the referee stops play after the linesman raises his flag.
We can have a look at the statistics now, particularly the total attempts – 3:2. Shots on target – 0:1.
Darko Lazovic (Genoa) sends a cross into the box. However, the opponent's defence eliminates the danger by clearing the ball out.
The resulting set piece from Cagliari is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
What a goal-scoring opportunity! Darijo Srna (Cagliari) finds some space inside the box and gets in a strike, but the shot is brilliantly blocked by one of the defending players sliding in. The ball is out of play. Cagliari win a corner kick.
Diego Farias (Cagliari) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition's defence intercepts the ball.
Diego Farias (Cagliari) blasts the ball from just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by the defender.
The Cagliari players are exchanging short passes in an attempt to create a shooting opportunity.
Luca Cigarini (Cagliari) bangs the ball towards goal from the edge of the box, but it's rising all the way and sails high over the bar.
Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition's defence quickly intercepts the ball.
Joao Pedro is not able to continue due to his injury and will be replaced by Artur Ionita (Cagliari).
Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a shot towards the middle of the net, but Alessio Cragno is alert and denies him.
Cristian Gabriel Romero (Genoa) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
The game is interrupted now, Esteban Rolon (Genoa) picks up a knock and the physio has to come on.
Joao Pedro (Cagliari) seems to have picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue playing.
Esteban Rolon (Genoa) goes close to scoring with a shot from inside the box, but he drags his effort wide of the right post.
Joao Pedro (Cagliari) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.
Cagliari are showcasing great team work and neat passing moves.
A yellow card for a tackle by Cristian Gabriel Romero (Genoa). Daniele Orsato doesn't hesitate at all to make this decision.
The first half has just begun.
Genoa will kick-off.
Daniele Orsato is the one to supervise the game today.
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