Serie A - Roma hammered at Cagliari

Reuters - Sat, 11 Sep 22:00:00 2010

Last season's Serie A runners-up Roma were thrashed 5-1 at Cagliari to stay on one point after two matches.

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Defender Nicolas Burdisso, summer signing from Internazionale, conceded a penalty and was sent off on 23 minutes.

The score was already 1-1 at that point following goals from Cagliari's Daniele Conti (pictured), whose father Bruno is Roma sporting director, and a Daniele De Rossi header.

Robert Acquafresca made it 3-1 after Roma coach Claudio Ranieri  decided to take off captain Francesco Totti to cope with being down to 10 men.

Alessandro Matri, who netted the earlier spot-kick after Burdisso's nasty tackle on the then substituted Conti, scored again before Andrea Lazzari's late fifth.

Reuters

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