Cagliari saw off a local side 9-0 in their pre-season friendly, with Leonardo Pavoletti getting a hat-trick.
The Sardinians and Coach Rolando Maran hope to start the campaign on the right foot, having narrowly avoided relegation last term.
Pavoletti was already in fine form with three goals against Eccellenza level side Rotaliana today.
Marco Capuano’s strike under the bar, a Luca Cigarini penalty, Marco Sau meeting a Fabio Pisacane cross from the by-line, Diego Farias tap-in, solo effort from new signing Lucas Castro and Fabio Deiola completed the rout.
Cagliari: Rafael (Aresti 64), Pisacane (Faragò 64), Andreolli (Romagna 64), Capuano (Ceppitelli 64), Lykogiannis (Pajac 64), Dessena (Deiola 64), Cigarini (Colombatto 64), Padoin (Barella 64), Ionita (Castro 64), Sau (Han 64), Pavoletti (Farias 64)
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