Pedro matches Italy legend Riva’s 52-year Cagliari report, Nzola brace lifts Spezia


Cagliari’s Joao Pedro scored for the fifth consecutive Serie A match to equal a 52-year-old membership report set by Italy legend Gigi Riva in a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sampdoria on Saturday, as French ahead M’Bala Nzola’s brace gave Spezia respiration area on the backside of the desk.

Former European champion and World Cup runner-up Riva, who led Cagliari to their solely Italian title in 1970, was the final participant within the membership to attain 5 within the first seven league matches again in 1968.

Riva, Italy’s all-time prime scorer with 35 targets in 42 video games and likewise Cagliari’s with 164 targets in 315 league video games, celebrated his 76th birthday on Saturday.

“I modified the system to favour Joao,” stated Cagliari coach Eusebio Di Francesco. 

“I wished to want a cheerful birthday to the nice Gigi Riva, a logo for Cagliari.”

Sampdoria needed to play over half the match a person down after Tommaso Augello was despatched off for bringing down Nahitan Nandez 5 minutes earlier than the break.

Brazilian Pedro opened the scoring two minutes into the second half when he gained and scored a penalty kick after colliding with Lorenzo Tonelli.

Uruguayan Nahitan Nandez related with a Giovanni Simeone cross to seal the victory after 69 minutes with Riccardo Sottil having a 3rd dominated out for offside.

Sampdoria and Cagliari are tenth and eleventh respectively, each on 10 factors after seven video games, as they push for European soccer subsequent season.

French ahead M’Bala Nzola bagged his first Serie A targets to maneuver Spezia away from the relegation zone with a 3-0 win at Benevento.

Spezia transfer into thirteenth place after the sport between the promoted sides, with Benevento in sixteenth place.

Tommaso Pobega put the guests forward after half an hour with Nzola ending off an Emmanuel Gyasi cross after 65 minutes earlier than nodding in Nahuel Estevez’s nook 5 minutes later.

“I’ve dreamed of scoring in Serie A since I used to be a toddler,” stated Nzola. “We deserved this win, we confirmed we will keep within the prime flight.”

Leaders AC Milan host Hellas Verona on Sunday with champions Juventus, in third, travelling to Lazio, whereas fourth-placed Atalanta are at house towards Inter Milan.




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