Cagliari Coach Massimo Ficcadenti admits playing Roma behind closed doors could have an effect on his team. “I hope it’s sorted out as soon as possible.”
The Sardinians left the Stadio Sant’Elia in a row with the local council over refurbishments, but the Is Arenas has failed security checks twice this season.
It means tomorrow’s Serie A match with Roma will be played without any supporters in the stands.
“It is horrible to play without our fans and I hope this situation can be resolved as soon as possible,” said Ficcadenti.
“Just think that this summer we played friendlies in Sardinian stadiums that were 30-40 years old.”
Cagliari have a better chance than usual of beating the Giallorossi, though, as Francesco Totti, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Daniele De Rossi all miss out due to injury.
“Totti is perhaps the only true Italian champion left. His absence and that of De Rossi will definitely be felt by Roma.”
Cagliari squad for Roma: Agazzi, Avramov; Ariaudo, Astori, Avelar, Perico, Pisano, Rossettini, Casarini, Conti, Dessena, Ekdal, Eriksson, Nainggolan; Ibarbo, Nenè, Pinilla, Sau, Thiago Ribeiro