After five straight Serie A defeats, Frosinone finally found their wings, soaring to a thrilling 3-1 victory over Cagliari at the Stadio Benito Stirpe. With both teams hovering just above the relegation zone, the tension was thick in the air for the first quarter-hour. But then, the floodgates opened!
Cagliari struck first, thanks to a lucky break. A stray clearance landed at the feet of Ibrahim Sulemana, who blasted a volley past Frosinone keeper Stefano Turati for his first Serie A goal of the season. But the Canaries wouldn’t stay down. Just before halftime, Enzo Barrenechea thought he had equalized, but VAR cruelly chalked off the goal for a sneaky foul in the build-up.
The second half was a different story. Frosinone poured on the pressure, and their persistence paid off in the 63rd minute. Substitute Abdou Harroui whipped in a perfect cross for Luca Mazzitelli, who sent a powerful header into the top corner. The crowd erupted!
But the real magic came ten minutes later from the young maestro Matías Soulé. Picking up a free-kick just outside the box, the Argentine whipped a stunner of a shot over the wall and into the net, leaving Cagliari keeper Simone Scuffet rooted to the spot. The Stadio Benito Stirpe was in raptures!
Cagliari, desperate for an equalizer, pushed forward, leaving their defense exposed. Frosinone pounced on this in injury time, with Nadir Zortea crossing for Kaio Jorge to tap in the icing on the cake.
After their five-game nightmare, Frosinone celebrated their first Serie A win over Cagliari since 1988. They’ve rediscovered their mojo at home, taking 20 of their 22 points at the Stadio Benito Stirpe. For Cagliari, the away woes continue – they’re yet to win on the road this season.
Man of the Match: Matías Soulé (Frosinone) – The teenage magician turned the tide with his beautiful free-kick goal and deserves all the plaudits.