Our prediction for this match:
After sharing the spoils with the likes of Feyenoord and Altinordu, Fenerbahce will be looking to give fans some cheer when they take on Cagliari in Istanbul in yet another warm-up game. The Turkish side are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in Wednesday’s football game, but the Rossoblu should not be written off just yet. Calgliari recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Cremonese in their first friendly game of the pre-season and they are surely high on confidence ahead of the trip to the Turkish capital. However, considering that Fenerbahce are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that they are going to emerge triumphant in the Ulker Stadyumu Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu Spor Kompleksi clash. A man to watch in the home team will be Mathieu Valbuena, who found the net in the 3-3 draw with Feyenoord.
Highlighted Player (Carlos Kameni):
Carlos Kameni is considered one of the best African goalkeepers of all times. The Cameroonian international played for Kadji Sports during his youth career and in 2000 he signed a contract with Le Havre. Four years later Carlos Kameni joined Espanyol and he made no less than 222 appearances for the Catalan outfit.
On 13 January, 2012 the Cameroonian shoot-stopper moved to fellow La Liga side Malaga and he has been playing for los Boquerones ever since. Carlos Kameni was born in Douala, Cameroon on 18 February, 1984 and 18 years later he represented his homeland at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
He made Cameroon 2010 FIFA World Cup squad as well, but he did not see any game action at the showpiece tournament as French tactician Paul Le Guen preferred Souleymanou Hamidou over him. You should have in mind that Kameni’s older brother Mathurin was a goalkeeper as well. Carlos was named the Best African Goalkeeper for the 2006/2007 season.
Highlighted Team (Cagliari):
Cagliari are a professional football club based in Cagliari, Sardinia. I Rossoblu (The Red and Blues) compete in Italian Serie A and the club’s biggest success came in 1970, when they won the national championship.
Cagliari finished the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of Juventus and it has to be noted that Luigi Riva led Cagliari to their first Serie A trophy.
I Rossoblu welcome their rivals at Stadio Sant’Elia and the capacity of the stadium is 16,000. In the 1993/1994 season Cagliari made it to the UEFA Cup semis, with the team suffering a loss to fellow Italian club Inter in the two-legged tie.
Giuseppe Pancaro helped Cagliari record a 3-2 win over Inter in the first leg, but I Rossoblu were hammered by the Nerazzurri in the second leg (3-0). Palermo are regarded as Cagliari’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the Derby delle Isole.