Lied by Inter Milan to Cagliari, the 31-year-old midfielder is now back to his best level on the Sardinian team. On Sunday, Nainggolan performed well in both distribution and finishing.
Captain of his team since late October, he served perfectly Marko Rog (17th), Giovanni Simeone (34th) and Joao Pedro (54th), allowing his team to lead 4-0. He then made a 5-0 shot from a distance, scoring his third goal of the season in all competitions.
The Antwerp man, who ended his international career in May 2018, had not delivered two assists in the same match since April 2018 under the colors of AS Roma.
Cagliari, with a 7th victory in 12 days, temporarily occupies a nice 3rd place with 24 points. But AS Roma (22), Lazio (21) and Atalanta (21) are in ambush and count one game less.