Cagliari defeated Catania 3-2 in an exhilarating taste of what is to come in Serie A this season.
The friendly was played in Olbia on Saturday night and saw the Sicilians give new winger Fabian Monzon his debut.
Mauricio Pinilla and Gonzalo Bergessio bagged a brace each before Nene decided the match with a last-gasp winner, nodding in Daniele Dessena’s cross.
There was an ugly incident before the game, though, as hooligans greeted the Catania team bus by throwing rocks, one of which broke a window.
Cagliari 3-2 Catania
Scorers: Pinilla pen 34, 60 (Cag), Bergessio 48, 67 (Cat), Nene 90 (Cag)
Cagliari: Avramov, Perico (Eriksson 79), Rossettini, Astori (Oikonomou 63), Avelar, Dessena, Conti, Nainggolan (Ekdal 73), Cossu (Cabrera 75), Pinilla (Nene 79), Ibarbo (Suella 86)
Catania: Andujar, Alvarez, Legrottaglie, Rolin, Monzon (Gyomber 75), Izco, Tachtsidis, Biagianti (Petkovic 90), Barrientos, Bergessio, Doukara (Keko 82)
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