Sampdoria-Verona 3-1: brace from Gabbiadini and goal from Zanoli, first home win for the blucerchiati
There Sampdoria remains attached to the salvation race by winning 3-1 the fundamental direct clash with the Verona. The first championship victory at the Ferraris bears the signature of Seagulls (double) e Zanoliscored in the stoppage time after scoring by Pharaohs who had reopened the games. In the Ligurian standings, they are now -4 from the Scala who in turn are 5 points behind the fourth from bottom Spezia.
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Gabbiadini scores and then repeats
An opportunity for both sides at the start: Djuricic frees himself on the edge of the area and kicks into the target, finding a good response from Montipò, on the other side Lazovic tries a free kick from a long distance and Turk lifts the ball over the crossbar. Sampdoria played with courage and intensity and in the central part of the first half there were opportunities for the blucerchiati. Amione headed the post and Faraoni was decisive in anticipating Gabbiadini ready to pounce on the ball that was dancing dangerously in the small area, shortly after Montipò smanaccia a poisonous cross shot by Augello. The goal is in the air and arrives in a melee born on the development of a corner kick: you hit and hit Hellas in the area, Gabbiadini comes out the winner who from a few steps away identifies the hole and lets his diagonal low shot pass there. The reaction of Verona with the close attempt of the lively Lazovic, neutralized on the sliding line by Nuytinck after the touch of Turk. After the scare, Sampdoria doubles: Gabbiadini again takes advantage of a mistake by Tameze, controls and kicks from 20 meters folding Montipò's hands. It's raining in the wet for Verona who also lose Djuric due to injury while before the interval the usual Lazovic sends a free-kick from the edge.
Var cancels Gaich, Faraoni shortens but that's not enough
The script of the match changes completely in a second half in which the guests appear on the field with the Gaich-Lasagna tandem. Just the latter with his head misses the goal, then Braaf tries a shot from outside that hits the outside post. Hellas were also very unlucky in the second half, especially with Gaich who twice celebrated for a 2-1 goal which in both cases was disallowed for offside after the intervention of the Var. siege, manage to shorten the distances: Veloso's corner, Dawidowicz's bank and Faraoni's winning touch. It will not be enough for Verona to avoid defeat. In the maxi recovery granted by Mariani, Sampdoria defended themselves tooth and nail and Zanoli's first goal in Serie A closed the accounts definitively on the counterattack.
Sampdoria - Verona 3-1 (2-0)
Sampdoria (3-4-2-1): Turk; Gunter, Nuytinck, Amione; Zanoli, Winks, Djuricic (27' st Murru), Augello; Leris (39' st Murillo), Cuisance (18' st Ilkhan); Gabbiadini (39' St Rodriguez). (30 Ravaglia, 32 Tantalocchi, 5 Oikonomou, 11 Sabiri, 27 Quagliarella, 28 Yepes, 31 Malagrida, 36 Paoletti) All. Stankovic.
Verona (3-4-2-1): Montipò; Dawidowicz, Magnani (1' st Veloso), Coppola; Faraoni, Duda, Tameze, Doig (1st Lasagna); Braaf (33' st Kallon), Lazovic (22' st Depaoli); Djuric (37' pt Gaich). (34 Perilli, 94 Toniolo, 2 Zeefuik, 17 Ceccherini, 24 Terraciano, 28 Abildgaard, 32 Cabal, 77 Sulemana). Herds Zaffaroni
Referee: Mariani of Aprilia
Networks: in the pt. 24' and 35' Gabbiadini, in the St. 43' Faraoni, 53' Zanoli.
Corners: 8-5 for Verona.
Recovery: 1' and 8'.
Note: Djuricic, Nuytinck, Zanoli, Duda, Coppola booked for foul play.
Spectators: 18228 of which paying 3536 and season ticket holders 14593.