In our fourth preseason friendly we beat Cagliari 0-1 thanks to Borja Garcés' goal in the 32nd minute. We played well and had general control of the match. Diego Godín, José María Giménez and Filipe Luis started the match and played their first minutes this preseason.
In the first half, we dominated possession and when he was called upon, Jan Oblak produced a fine save. Our only goal of the match came in the 32nd minute following a great play between Filipe, Thomas Lemar and Gelson Martins. Filipe found Gelson who sent a low cross to Borja. Our youngster sent the ball into the back of the net.
In the second half, Simeone made several changes and introduced Adán, Olabe, Montero, Savic, Arias, Mollejo Rodrigo, Joaquín, Solano, Mikel Carro and Carlos Isaac. Santiago Arias, who came on for Juanfran, made his unofficial debut for our club and was very active in the 45 minutes he played.
The rest of the match was in our control and our best chances of the second half came from Víctor Mollejo. In the 80th minute he was close to scoring and later sent a header to the post in the 87th minute.
The friendly ended in an Atleti win in Sardinia and our next match is on the 11 against Inter at the Wanda Metropolitano.