Zdenek Zeman’s Cagliari were hammered 4-0 by Celta Vigo in Spain this evening.
The Sardinians have stuttered throughout pre-season friendlies so far, as Zeman is notoriously focused on very hard fitness training at this stage.
Santi Mina had already put Celta 1-0 up at the break when allowed to run clear on goal, but Cagliari crumpled in the second half with three more goals by the hour mark.
Cabral’s header on a corner, Orellana with a penalty and Nolito’s right-foot strike completed the rout.
Luca Ceppitelli went closest to a consolation goal, nodding on to the crossbar, while Cabral was sent off in the final minute for bringing down Victor Ibarbo.
Celta Vigo 4-0 Cagliari
Scorers: Santi Mina 7, Cabral 48, Orellana pen 59, Nolito 61
Celta Vigo: Ruben Blanco Veiga, Hugo Mallo (David Costas 78), Fontas (Cabral 46), Sergi Gomez, Jonny (Jota 46), Radoja (Borja Fernandez 63), Santi Mina (Nolito 46), Madinda (Jordan 70), Alex Lopez (Krohn Deli 46), Charles (Larrivey 70), Augusto (Orellana 46)
Cagliari: Colombi (Cragno 70), Pisano (Balzano 35), Ceppitelli, Capuano, Avelar (Murru 46), Capello (Donsah 46), Crisetig, Ekdal, Farias, Sau (Longo 46), Cossu (Ibarbo 46)
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