CAGLIARI – Cagliari-Fiorentina was the match of Davide Astori. The game was stopped for about a minute at the Sardegna Arena to remember the former rossoblu and viola, who died on March 4th 2018 in Udine. The applause from the public at number 13, the same as Astori's shirt, is very long. Choirs of the home audience and immediately response from the Florentine fans who sang "There is only one captain". In the background the smiling face of the missing player in the big screen of the stadium. The captains of the two teams played with a band on the arm with the writing Astori 13. But the moment of maximum emotion gave him Simeon: goals, dedication and tears. The rossoblu striker, after putting the ball in the net, turned his eyes to the sky and mimed the number 13 with his hands moving in the memory of his former partner. A nice gesture of affection that his companions shared by joining in a heartfelt embrace.
Simeone: "I will never forget this part"
"I will remember this game forever because for me Cagliari-Fiorentina is very special, I will keep it forever in my heart". So Giovanni Simeone, Cagliari and former Fiorentina striker in the post match of the Sardinia Arena challenge dominated by the Sardinians 5-2: "I've been thinking a lot all week – said Simeone, author of a remarkable heel goal, to Dazn's microphones – I was very anxious and I was excited and now I'm happy". Then on the moment of Cagliari's form, having reached the tenth consecutive useful result:"We are on the right path, we are doing things well and we have to do this because we are a strong team. We have the same goal and we all fight together". Finally on the European objective:"We don't have to think about it, let's just think about the next game: now let's enjoy this week, work and think about the next match", Simeon commented.