Thiago treble in Cagliari win
Thiago Ribeiro scored a hat-trick as Cagliari beat Serie A
rivals Pescara 4-2 in the fourth round of the Coppa Italia on
The Brazilian’s early brace put the hosts in control and,
although Emmanuel Cascione halved the deficit with a 33rd-minute
penalty, Thiago Ribeiro completed his treble just after the hour
and then substitute Mauricio Pinilla added a fourth in the 77th
minute to seal matters.
Vladimir Weiss grabbed a second for the top flight’s bottom team
two minutes later, but they were well beaten.