On Saturday, September 26, 2020, the Sardegna Arena hosts Cagliari vs Lazio in Matchday 2 of the 2020/21 Serie A. The Head Referee for this clash will be Davide Massa, the Assistant Referees will be De Meo and Fiore, the Fourth Official will be Di Martino, and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be Chiffi with the assistance of Paganessi. Below are the match insights (including statistics and facts) – provided by Lega Serie A – for the game between the Rossoblu and the Biancocelesti.
- Lazio are unbeaten in their last 12 Serie A games against Cagliari (10W-2D-0L): their last defeat was back in May 2013, a 1-0 win for the Rossoblu with Daniele Dessena netting the winner goal
- Both teams have scored in the last five Serie A matches against each other for a total of 17 goals (3.4 per match)
- Cagliari have lost their last two Serie A home games against Lazio; they have never lost three in a row against the Biancocelesti in the top-flight
- The last time Cagliari avoided defeat in both of their first two Serie A games of the season was in 2011/12 – the Sardinians could also draw two in their first two top-flight games for the first time since 1981/82
- When starting their season away from home, Lazio have won their last two matches (at Sampdoria in 2019 and Atalanta in 2016); they’ve never won more consecutive such matches on the road.
- The match played in Sardinia between Cagliari and Lazio in December 2019 was the only match in the 2019/20 Serie A season in which a team overturned a deficit and won a match via two goals in the 90th minute (93’ Luis Alberto and 98′ Felipe Caicedo)
- Cagliari striker Giovanni Simeone could find the net in each of his first two Serie A games of a season for the first time in his career – the Argentine has scored three goals against Lazio; only against Torino has he found the net more times in Serie A (4)
- Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has scored eight goals in 10 Serie A matches against Cagliari, including the first of 135 goals in the Italian top-flight (in August 2012 with Genoa)
- Ciro Immobile has scored six goals in his last seven Serie A matches in his first appearance that season, including a brace in the first game of last season against Sampdoria