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Cagliari remains winless after fifth draw in Serie A

Cagliari remains winless after fifth draw in Serie A

Cagliari was held by visiting Torino to 0-0 and remained winless in Italy's Serie A on Saturday.
Also, Empoli drew Messina 2-2.
In Serie B, Juventus beat Triestina 1-0 for its sixth straight win, and erased its 17-point penalty from the Italian match-fixing scandal.
Cagliari, which has drawn its last five games, dominated Torino but was unable to break the deadlock.
Defender Diego Lopez wasted two excellent chances to score on either side of halftime, missing from close range. Torino goalkeeper Christian Abbiati had an impressive game.
"I'm satisfied with our performance. We passed the ball well and found the space but it wasn't to be," said Cagliari coach Marco Giampaolo. "We also met a goalkeeper in very good form."
Cagliari has five points and is in 13th place, two behind Torino with six points.
Empoli, missing six first-choice players through injury, twice came from behind to secure a point at Messina.
Striker Luca Saudati tapped in for the visitors in the 32nd minute after brilliantly controlling the ball with his chest, and midfielder Antonio Busce scored in the 64th off Davide Matteini's assist.
Christian Rigano put Messina ahead in the ninth minute and Japan international Mitsuo Ogasawara added the second in the 50th with an angled drive.
Saudati almost won the game in the 65th, but his header went wide.
"The whole team was at fault for both of their goals but we never gave in, which is pleasing," Busce said.
Empoli and Messina both have nine points, but Empoli leads on goal difference.
On Sunday, league leader Inter Milan travels to Udinese.
In Trieste, Cristiano Zanetti scored in the 32nd minute off Pavel Nedved's left cross.
Juventus started the season with minus-17 points because of its role in a match-fixing scandal, and was finally in the black with two points in 18th place.
"We didn't play particularly well but we won and that is the most important thing," Zanetti said. "We'll take the three points. We need them."
Triestina has eight points and is in 13th place. Genoa leads the Serie B with 18 points.
Both teams were reduced to 10 men in the second half _ Juventus in the 70th after left back Giorgio Chiellini was sent off for a second yellow card, and Triestina 15 minutes later when Davide Marchini was expelled for a dangerous tackle.
Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero remained one goal shy of 200 in his Juventus career.


Updated : 2021-10-22 16:13 GMT+08:00