Cagliari ease to victory at 10-man Chievo in Serie A

Cagliari players celebrate Artur Ionita’s goal at Chievo Source: Getty Images

Cagliari defeated 10-man Chievo 3-0, sealing victory in the first half to build a buffer to the Serie A drop zone with nine games remaining.

Chievo started briskly but their Sardinia guests were ruthless with their first chance as Fabio Pisacane headed home.

Joao Pedro's low deflection and an Artur Ionita header settled matters, with things getting tougher for the hosts after Fabio Depaoli was sent off for a second bookable offence on 52 minutes.

Cagliari sit nine points clear of the three-team relegation zone while Chievo are 14 points off fourth-last place.

Source AAP