NEWS
Wednesday August 7 2019
Friendlies: Cagliari, Sampdoria, Brescia

Cagliari drew 2-2 with Fenerbahce in Istanbul, Sampdoria played a 5-3 thriller with Spezia, while Brescia lost 2-0 to Alanyaspor.

Radja Nainggolan was in the starting XI for Cagliari after his loan move from Inter at the Sukru Saracoglu arena in Istanbul.

Leonardo Pavoletti had penalty appeals waved away and Fenerbahce went 2-0 up thanks to a free kick from ex-Inter player Emre Belozoglu and Ozan Tufan’s angled drive.

However, after the break North Korea international Kwang-Song Han got one back on a Nainggolan assist and Joao Pedro was brought down by Diego Reyes, converting the penalty himself.

Sampdoria certainly did not hold back in their 5-3 victory over Serie B outfit Spezia, with Emiliano Bonzazzoli, Gaston Ramirez, Gonzalo Maroni, Morten Thorsby and Fabio Quagliarella on target.

Brescia suffered their first pre-season defeat of the summer, falling 2-0 to Turkish club Alanyaspor with two goals in the second half from Djalma Campos and Tayfur Bingol.

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