Serie A: Sampdoria clutches a 2-1 win against Spezia 2-1

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GENOVA. Sampdoria topped Spezia to win 2-1. A goal from D. Verde was decisive in the 90min.

GENOVA. Sampdoria overcame Spezia to win 2-1. A goal from D. Verde was decisive in the 90min. It was Sampdoria to strike first with an own goal of E. Gyasi at the 15′. Then A. Candreva scored again for Sampdoria in the 36′ minute with a goal. Eventually, D. Verde reduced the distance for Spezia with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Spezia was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (71%).​

The match was held at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genova on Friday and this began at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Michael Fabbri who was helped by Ciro Carbone and Marco Scatragli. The 4th official was Matteo Gariglio. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 11.6 degrees Celsius or 52.81 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 80%.​

Match Statistics

Spezia was in firm control of the ball 71% while Sampdoria was struggling with a 29% ball possession.

Spezia was more aggressive with 73 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 7 were on target. Anyhow, Sampdoria was able to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Sampdoria shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Spezia shot 17 times, 7 on target, 10 off target.


Sampdoria received 3 yellow cards (B. Bereszynski, O. Colley and A. Candreva). On the opposite side, Spezia received 1 yellow card (P. Hristov).

After playing this encounter, Sampdoria will have 9 points like Udinese and Empoli to stay in the 12th place. On the other side, Spezia will stay with 7 points to stay in the 17th place.

Match Events

  • 14'

    P. Hristov

  • 15'

    E. Gyasi (OG)

  • 20'

    R. Dragusin

    V. Verre

  • 36'

    A. Candreva

  • 44'

    B. Bereszynski

  • 45'

    O. Colley

  • 57'

    A. Candreva

  • 59'

    D. Verde

    E. Gyasi

  • 59'

    M. Nzola

    J. Antiste

  • 70'

    J. Chabot

    M. Gabbiadini

  • 78'

    S. Podgoreanu

    E. Salcedo

  • 87'

    F. Quagliarella

    F. Caputo

  • 87'

    A. Ferrari

    A. Candreva

  • 90'

    D. Verde

Next matche

In the upcoming Serie A match, Sampdoria will host Atalanta on the 27th of October with a 13-10 head to head stats in favor of Sampdoria (3 draws).

Spezia will host Genoa on the 26th of October with a 3-0 head to head stats in favor of Genoa (1 draw).

Sampdoria: Formation and Lineups

Sampdoria started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Roberto D\’Aversa chose to play with the following team: Emil Audero (7.9), Bartosz Bereszyński (6.6), Maya Yoshida (6.4), Omar Colley (7.2), Tommaso Augello (7.0), Antonio Candreva (7.6), Kristoffer Askildsen (7.1), Adrien Silva (7.0), Valerio Verre (6.3), Manolo Gabbiadini (7.1) and Francesco Caputo (6.5).


Sampdoria made 4 changes: V. Verre for R. Dragusin (20′), M. Gabbiadini for J. Chabot (70′), F. Caputo for F. Quagliarella (87′) and A. Candreva for A. Ferrari (87′).

Best player: Emil Audero

The player that probably impressed the most for Sampdoria was the goalkeeper: Emil Audero. His rating is 7.85. He performed 6 saves.

Spezia: Formation and Lineups

Spezia started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Thiago Motta played with: Ivan Provedel (6.4), Salvador Ferrer (7.4), Petko Hristov (6.3), Dimitris Nikolaou (6.4), Simone Bastoni (7.3), Giulio Maggiore (6.8), Viktor Kovalenko (6.5), David Strelec (7.0), Eddie Salcedo (6.8), Emmanuel Gyasi (5.8) and Janis Antiste (6.1).


Spezia made 3 changes: E. Gyasi for D. Verde (59′), J. Antiste for M. Nzola (59′) and E. Salcedo for S. Podgoreanu (78′).

Top player: Salvador Ferrer

Probably the most impressive player in Spezia was Salvador Ferrer.

His rating is (7.4) with 48 passes (79% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 7. He performed 2 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A



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