NEWS
Sunday February 11 2018
Line-ups: Sassuolo-Cagliari

Sassuolo try to get back on track with Khouma Babacar and Domenico Berardi as they host unpredictable Cagliari.

It kicks off at 11.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Neroverdi seemed to have found their form under Coach Beppe Iachini after Cristian Bucchi was sacked, but recently they’ve been back on the slide, managing two points from five rounds, including a 7-0 demolition at the hands of Juventus.

January signing Babacar leads the line again with Berardi and Matteo Politano, but Timo Letschert is still a long-term absentee in defence.

Mauricio Lemos drops back down to the bench after his Serie A debut.

Cagliari created a much-needed cushion from the relegation zone with their 2-0 victory over SPAL last week, but aren’t entirely out of the woods yet.

Coach Diego Lopez has a full squad to choose from and goes with Joao Pedro and Diego Farias in attack, supported by Luca Cigarini and new buy Charalampos Lykogiannis, but Leonardo Pavoletti is benched.

Cagliari have never won a Serie A trip to Sassuolo, earning two draws and one very heavy defeat.

Sassuolo: Consigli; Lirola, Goldaniga, Acerbi, Peluso; Missiroli, Magnanelli, Duncan; Berardi, Babacar, Politano

Sassuolo bench: Pegolo, Lemos, Mazzitelli, Biondini, Matri, Sensi, Pierini, Rogerio, Cassata, Dell’Orco, Ragusa, Adjapong

Cagliari: Cragno; Andreolli, Ceppitelli, Castan; Padoin, Ionita, Cigarini, Barella, Lykogiannis; Joao Pedro, Farias

Cagliari bench: Crosta, Rafael, Miangue, Pisacane, Romagna, Caligara, Cossu, Deiola, Dessena, Han, Pavoletti, Sau

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