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Wednesday May 12 2021
Semplici: 'Cagliari should have done more'

Cagliari coach Leonardo Semplici felt his men ‘should have done more’ after the 0-0 draw with Fiorentina at the Sardegna Arena.

The Rossoblu picked up another point in the battle for safety in Serie A but the coach was not completely happy with the return.

“We could and should have done more, we could have finished our championship,” Semplici told DAZN.

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Tuesday May 11 2021
Semplici: 'Cagliari have shown great mentality'

Leonardo Semplici said Cagliari have ‘brought out a great mentality’ since he arrived and will continue in the same way against Fiorentina.

Semplici has managed to help Cagliari climb out of the relegation zone and the Casteddu currently sit four points above Benevento at 18th.

“Since my arrival we have only played games of this type,” he said. “All of them were a championship Final.

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Sunday May 9 2021
Semplici: ‘Cagliari job not done’

Leonardo Semplici warns Cagliari haven’t secured survival yet and insists ‘there must be a reason’ why Daniele Doveri didn’t award a penalty kick to Benevento.

The Sardinians took all three points, but there was controversy as Benevento were denied a spot-kick after a VAR check when Cagliari were 2-1 up with five minutes remaining.

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Sunday May 2 2021
Semplici: ‘Cagliari could have scored earlier’

Leonardo Semplici believes Cagliari deserved to pick up a point against Napoli: ‘It must give us awareness and strength.’

A Naithan Nandez goal levelled the score in stoppages and allowed the Sardinians to climb one point above Benevento, who are third from the bottom with 31 points.

“This point is worth so much and it must give us awareness and strength,” Semplici told Sky Sport Italia.

“We played a great game against the most in-form team of the league right now. We played as we had planned.

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Saturday May 1 2021
Semplici: 'Napoli not impossible for Cagliari'

Leonardo Semplici urges Cagliari to face Napoli with courage, ‘not thinking it’s an impossible task,’ but has a Joao Pedro decision to make.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

There is the temptation to reserve some resources, as next weekend it’s a head-to-head relegation play-off with Benevento.

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Sunday April 25 2021
Semplici: 'Cagliari have it all to do'

Leonardo Semplici warns Cagliari ‘have it all to do’ still after beating Roma 3-2 and catching Benevento in the battle to avoid relegation.

The Sardinians notched up a third consecutive victory, getting the better of Parma, Udinese and now seventh-placed Roma.

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Saturday April 24 2021
Semplici: 'Cagliari have nothing to lose'

Leonardo Semplici admits Cagliari will miss Radja Nainggolan against Roma, but assures they have ‘little to lose and much to gain.’

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

The Sardinians are desperate to claw their way out of the relegation zone, but must do without suspended Nainggolan against his old club.

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Wednesday April 21 2021
Semplici: 'A great satisfaction'

Cagliari coach Leonardo Semplici said the 1-0 win against Udinese was a ‘great satisfaction’ and praised Brazilian forward Joao Pedro.

Cagliari sit three points behind Benevento and Torino in the relegation battle and Joao Pedro’s goal against the Friuli secured back-to-back wins for Semplici’s men.

“Even today we put down a great performance against a strong team, on a pitch where Atalanta and Inter had drawn,” Semplici told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday April 17 2021
Semplici: 'People gave Cagliari up for dead'

Cagliari coach Leonardo Semplici said people ‘gave us up for dead,’ but he wants to see the same determination that allowed them to beat Parma 4-3 carried on for the rest of the season.

They were 3-2 down at the 90th minute, scoring in stoppages with Gaston Pereiro and Alberto Cerri to turn it around, sparking a fireworks display outside the Sardegna Arena.

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Sunday April 11 2021
Semplici liked Cagliari’s approach

Leonardo Semplici liked Cagliari’s approach against Inter and believes the Sardinians can still gain Serie A survival.

Cagliari sit 18th in the Serie A table after today’s 1-0 defeat to Inter. They are now five points behind Torino, but the Granata have one game in hand.

“I liked the approach today. I had told the lads to be united, we were aware we would face a strong team,” the coach told DAZN.

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