Saturday August 9 2014
Getafe crush Cagliari

Zdenek Zeman’s Cagliari were swept aside 3-1 by Getafe in a pre-season friendly.

Played in Sardinia, the star of the show was striker Alvaro Vazquez, who bagged himself a brace.

It was a tough test for the Serie A side, as shown by the fact Antonio Balzano was forced off the field by a Pablo Sarabia foul after just 18 minutes.

Alexis opened the scoring after just nine minutes, quickly followed by Alvaro’s angled drive.

Marco Sau wasted two golden opportunities to get Cagliari back into the game, including one lob that hit the woodwork.

Alessio Cragno parried a Sammir effort and Alvaro was quickest to the rebound for Getafe to lead 3-0 at half-time.

Albin Ekdal did get a consolation strike on the Diego Farias assist, but Francesco Pisano prevented a fourth with his goalline clearance on Fredy Hinestroza.

Luca Ceppitelli made his debut just hours after completing the transfer from Parma.

Cagliari 1-3 Getafe

Scorers: Alexis 9 (G), Alvaro 22, 44 (G), Ekdal 54 (C)

Cagliari: Cragno; Balzano (Pisano 18), Ceppitelli, Benedetti (Capuano 46), Murru (Avelar 46); Donsah (Capello 55), Crisetig (Cabrera 89), Ekdal (Barella 68); Farias, Sau (Longo 46), Cossu (Adryan 89)

Getafe: Panadero, Valera, Alexis, Rafa, Lago (Escudero 31), D Castro (Michel 52), J Rodriguez (Lacen 74), Sarabia (Yoda 62), Sammir (Fredy 76), Lafita, Alvaro

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