Cagliari edged six points clear of the Serie A relegation zone on
Tuesday with an invaluable 3-0 win over Catania which all but
ended the Sicilian side's hope of a place in next season's Europa
Cagliari, who were playing at 'home' in Trieste rather than
Sardinia because their president Massimo Cellino is in dispute
with the Calgiari municipality, secured the three points through
goals by their South American contingent.
Brazilian Thiago Ribeiro opened the scoring in the 21st minute
but it was only going into the final 10 minutes of the game they
sealed the win as Chilean striker Mauricio Pinilla doubled the
lead from a centre by Colombian Victor Ibarbo.
Ibarbo grabbed one for himself for good measure in the fourth
minute of time added on.
Atalanta also did their survival chances no harm with a 1-0 win
over Chievo as a stunning long range strike by Argentinian
Maximiliano Moralez sent them eight points clear of third from
bottom Lecce, who are away at Napoli on Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday leaders Juventus are away at bottom side Cesena
while AC Milan who are three points adrift of 'The Old Lady of
Turin' host Genoa, who themselves are fighting against relegation
and are just a point above Lecce.
This round of matches were originally postponed in tribute to the
death of Piermario Morosini, who collapsed and died while playing
for second tier Livorno on April 14.