12 August 2018 - 22:24

PLUCKY PALERMO EXIT COPPA ITALIA AT CAGLIARI

PLUCKY PALERMO EXIT COPPA ITALIA AT CAGLIARI

A valiant Palermo side saw their Coppa Italia campaign brought to an end in the third round by Cagliari, but Bruno Tedino's men left Sardegna Arena with their heads held high after pushing the hosts all the way.

Leonardo Pavoletti pounced on a loose ball in the box to put the home side in front in the 31st minute but Palermo refused to lie down and soon after the break Ilija Nestorovski restored parity from the penalty spot.

Pavoletti fired home his second of the game on 73 minutes to give Cagliari a 2-1 lead, yet again Palermo fought back.

The Rosanero created a host of chances in the final stages and Stefano Moreo went agonisingly close to finding a 95th-minute equaliser when his header was pushed onto the post, before the ball was hacked clear off the line.

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