2014/2015 Italian Serie A
  • Marco Sau (90'+1')

Cesena 0-1 Cagliari

A last-gasp winner from substitute Marco Sau lifted Cagliari to a 1-0 victory at Cesena on Sunday in a battle of teams that have already been relegated from Serie A.
With the game goalless in the 90th minute, Sau silenced the home crowd when he got behind Albin Ekdal's pass and drilled a right-footed shot past Cesena goalkeeper Federico Agliardi.
The win, their seventh of the campaign, came a week too late for Cagliari.
The Sardinian outfit lost 1-0 at Palermo in the previous round to bring a halt to its 11-year run in Italy's top flight.
Cesena fell for the ninth time at the Dino Manuzzi stadium, their 21st defeat overall.
Cagliari went into the contest in 18th place and four points clear of Cesena.
Franco Brienza had the first opportunity of the game in the seventh minute but his left-footed attempt from 10 yards went just wide of the far post.
Cesena wasted another good chance shortly after when Luka Krajnc got his header on Brienza's dangerous cross, only to see his powerful attempt fly over the bar.
Cagliari almost made Cesena pay for their missed chances in the 25th minute.
Albin Ekdal spotted an unmarked Joao Pedro in the box and his left-footed shot was saved by Agliardi.
Cagliari pushed forward and in the 27th minute, Duje Cop fed Diego Farias in the area only for his first touch to go wide.
Before the break, Cesena's Gregoire Defrel almost stunned Zeljko Brkic with a hard drive from 30 yards but the Cagliari keeper did well to save.
Cagliari looked more dangerous after the re-start and almost broke the deadlock in the 54th minute.
Farias' central strike from 12 yards was kept out by Agliardi.
The teams began showing signs of tiredness and struggled in attack.
In the 80th minute, Cagliari's Nicolo Barella tried his luck from distance and his 25-yard strike was kept out by Agliardi.
With seconds remaining, Sau scored for Cagliari, beating Agliardi from the heart of the area.
Cesena finish the season next weekend at Torino while Cagliari host Udinese.