Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Milan will be aiming to build on a 4-1 win over Sampdoria when they host Cagliari at Stadio San Siro on Matchday 38. The Rossoneri booked their place in the Europa League qualifiers, meaning that they have little to play for in the last match of the season. Stefano Pioli’s troops, though, want to finish the season in style, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach against Cagliari.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored a brace against La Samp. The likes of Conti, Musacchio, and Romagnoli are all likely to miss the game with injury. The Sardinians, on the other hand, did well to beat the odds on Matchday 37, with the team beating Juventus at their Sardegna Arena. Cagliari, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and they are unlikely to spoil Milan’s party at Stadio San Siro.
Highlighted Player (Mateo Musacchio):
Mateo Musacchio is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish team Villarreal as a defender. The 182-cm-tall footballer plays as a centre back and he was born in Rosario. However, his grandparents are Albanian. Musac hio began his senior career at River Plate, playing for the Argentine giants between 2006 and 2009, but he made no more than 10 appearances for los Millionarios.
On August 2009 he joined Spanish club Villarreal and he has been playing for the Yellow Submarine ever since. Musacchio scored three goals in 22 appearances for Villarreal II in the 2009/2010 campaign, but he made seven appearances for the first team during the season as well.
Nonetheless, he played no more than 13 games for the Yellows in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. Mateo Musacchio has 3 caps for the Argentina national team. Speaking of his honours, the Argentine defender did well to clinch the 2008 Clausura with River Plate.
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.