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Brescia 2-2 Cagliari: Mario Balotelli sent off seven minutes after coming off bench

Mario Balotelli, Brescia
The red card was Mario Balotelli's 13th career dismissal

Mario Balotelli was sent off seven minutes after coming on as a substitute in Brescia's draw with Cagliari in Serie A.

The striker was shown a second yellow card for dissent nine minutes from time, moments after being booked for a high challenge on Fabio Pisacane.

Balotelli will now miss Friday's game against former club AC Milan through suspension.

The 29-year-old has scored five goals since joining Brescia in August.

Balotelli has now received 13 red cards in his career, and is only the second player in Europe's top five leagues to have been dismissed in each of the past four seasons, alongside Monaco defender Jemerson.

Brescia president Massimo Cellino recently said the former Manchester City and Liverpool frontman is free to leave his hometown club in January because he is not suited to a relegation fight.

Brescia are currently 18th in Serie A, one point adrift of safety.

Line-ups

Brescia

  • 1Joronen
  • 2Sabelli
  • 15Cistana
  • 14Chancellor
  • 19Mangraviti
  • 28Orestes Caldeira
  • 4TonaliBooked at 51mins
  • 7SpalekSubstituted forBjarnasonat 45'minutes
  • 6NdojBooked at 18minsSubstituted forDessenaat 45'minutes
  • 11TorregrossaBooked at 22mins
  • 9DonnarummaSubstituted forBalotelliat 74'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 5Gastaldello
  • 12Andrenacci
  • 18Aye
  • 20Magnani
  • 23Skrabb
  • 24Viviani
  • 26Martella
  • 27Dessena
  • 29Semprini
  • 31Bjarnason
  • 45Balotelli

Cagliari

  • 90Olsen
  • 24Faragò
  • 19PisacaneBooked at 26mins
  • 15Klavan
  • 33PellegriniBooked at 89mins
  • 18NándezBooked at 51minsSubstituted forCerriat 89'minutes
  • 8CigariniSubstituted forOlivaat 73'minutes
  • 6RogSubstituted forIonitaat 53'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos Galvão
  • 99Simeone

Substitutes

  • 1Bittencourt Pinheiro
  • 9Cerri
  • 14Birsa
  • 17Oliva
  • 21Ionita
  • 22Lykogiannis
  • 28Cragno
  • 40Walukiewicz
Referee:
Antonio Giua
Attendance:
12,133

Match Stats

Home TeamBresciaAway TeamCagliari
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away27
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Brescia 2, Cagliari 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brescia 2, Cagliari 2.

Attempt saved. Alberto Cerri (Cagliari) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by João Pedro with a headed pass.

Foul by Paolo Faragò (Cagliari).

Daniele Dessena (Brescia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Rômulo.

Booking

Luca Pellegrini (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luca Pellegrini (Cagliari).

Stefano Sabelli (Brescia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Alberto Cerri replaces Nahitan Nández.

Booking

Artur Ionita (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Artur Ionita (Cagliari).

Sandro Tonali (Brescia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Giovanni Simeone.

Foul by Giovanni Simeone (Cagliari).

Massimiliano Mangraviti (Brescia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. João Pedro (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nahitan Nández with a cross.

Dismissal

Mario Balotelli (Brescia) is shown the red card.

Booking

Mario Balotelli (Brescia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fabio Pisacane (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Brescia).

Offside, Brescia. Birkir Bjarnason tries a through ball, but Rômulo is caught offside.

Foul by Nahitan Nández (Cagliari).

Rômulo (Brescia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ernesto Torregrossa (Brescia) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Stefano Sabelli.

Attempt blocked. Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Pellegrini.

Attempt missed. Christian Oliva (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

Attempt blocked. João Pedro (Cagliari) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

Jhon Chancellor (Brescia) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Sandro Tonali with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Brescia. Mario Balotelli replaces Alfredo Donnarumma.

Corner, Brescia. Conceded by Ragnar Klavan.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Christian Oliva replaces Luca Cigarini.

Attempt saved. João Pedro (Cagliari) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

Attempt blocked. Rômulo (Brescia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Brescia 2, Cagliari 2. João Pedro (Cagliari) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Cagliari. Giovanni Simeone draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Sandro Tonali (Brescia) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Giovanni Simeone (Cagliari) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Cigarini.

Attempt blocked. Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Stefano Sabelli (Brescia).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 19th January 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus20163139192051
2Inter Milan20145141172447
3Lazio19143246182845
4Roma20115437221538
5Atalanta19105449262335
6Cagliari208663531430
7Parma208482727028
8AC Milan208482126-528
9Torino208392628-227
10Hellas Verona197572222026
11Napoli206682828024
12Bologna206682932-324
13Fiorentina206682529-424
14Udinese2073101931-1224
15Sassuolo2064103235-322
16Sampdoria2054112033-1319
17Lecce2037102339-1616
18Brescia2043131938-1915
19Genoa2035122141-2014
20SPAL1933131229-1712
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