Serie A: Spezia recovers a 0-1 deficit to beat Sampdoria 2-1

LA SPEZIA. Spezia found a way to turn the table against Sampdoria to win 2-1.

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LA SPEZIA. Spezia was capable to turn the table against Sampdoria to win 2-1. It was Sampdoria to strike first with a goal of A. Sabiri at the 11′. Then it was an own goal in the 12′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, M. Nzola gave the win to Spezia in the 72′ minute with a goal.

The match was played at the Stadio Alberto Picco stadium in La Spezia on Saturday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Simone Sozza with the assistance of Alessandro Cipressa and Domenico Fontemurato. The 4th official was Gianluca Manganiello. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 19.5 degrees Celsius or 67.03 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 50%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Spezia was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Sampdoria that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

Spezia was more aggressive with 60 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Spezia won the encounter.

Spezia shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Sampdoria shot 11 times, 8 on target, 3 off target.

Cards

Spezia received 4 yellow cards (S. Bastoni, V. Kovalenko, M. E. Ellertsson and M. Nzola). On the other side, Sampdoria received 5 yellow cards (A. Ferrari, G. Villar, M. Leris, F. Djuricic and J. Murillo).

After this match, Spezia will have 5 points like Hellas Verona to move up in the 17th place. On the opposite side, Sampdoria will stay with 2 points like Cremonese to stay in the 19th place.

Match Events

  • 11'
    11'

    A. Sabiri

    T. Augello

  • 12'
    12'

    J. Murillo (OG)

  • 23'
    23'

    A. Ferrari

  • 42'
    42'

    S. Bastoni

  • 43'
    43'

    G. Villar

  • 46'
    46'

    O. Colley

    A. Ferrari

  • 59'
    59'

    V. Kovalenko

  • 60'
    60'

    K. Agudelo

    S. Bastoni

  • 61'
    61'

    R. Vieira

    G. Villar

  • 70'
    70'

    M. Leris

  • 71'
    71'

    M. Gabbiadini

    M. Leris

  • 71'
    71'

    A. Ekdal

    V. Kovalenko

  • 72'
    72'

    P. Hristov

    A. Reca

  • 72'
    72'

    M. Nzola

  • 79'
    79'

    F. Djuricic

  • 81'
    81'

    V. Verre

    F. Caputo

  • 81'
    81'

    F. Quagliarella

    F. Djuricic

  • 87'
    87'

    M. E. Ellertsson

    E. Ampadu

  • 87'
    87'

    M. Caldara

    E. Gyasi

  • 89'
    89'

    M. E. Ellertsson

  • 90'
    90'

    J. Murillo

  • 90'
    90'

    M. Nzola

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Spezia will play away against Lazio on the 2nd of October with a 4-0 head to head stats in favor of Lazio (0 draws).

Sampdoria will host Monza on the 2nd of October with a 0-0 head to head.

Spezia: Formation and Lineups

Spezia started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Luca Gotti chose to play with the following team: Bartłomiej Drągowski (7.4), Ethan Ampadu (7.1), Jakub Kiwior (7.1), Dimitris Nikolaou (6.8), Emil Holm (7.4), Viktor Kovalenko (6.8), Mehdi Bourabia (6.5), Simone Bastoni (7.1), Arkadiusz Reca (6.2), M’Bala Nzola (7.1) and Emmanuel Gyasi (7.1).

Substitutes

Spezia made 5 changes: S. Bastoni for K. Agudelo (60′), V. Kovalenko for A. Ekdal (71′), A. Reca for P. Hristov (72′), E. Ampadu for M. E. Ellertsson (87′) and E. Gyasi for M. Caldara (87′).

Top player: Emil Holm

Probably the most impressive player in Spezia was Emil Holm even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.4) with 23 passes (69% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 13. He performed 10 crosses.

Sampdoria: Formation and Lineups

Sampdoria started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the other side, Marco Giampaolo played with: Emil Audero (6.4), Bartosz Bereszyński (7.1), Alex Ferrari (6.2), Jeison Murillo (6.2), Tommaso Augello (6.5), Gonzalo Villar (6.2), Mehdi Léris (6.4), Tomás Rincón (6.1), Abdelhamid Sabiri (7.9), Filip Đuričić (6.5) and Francesco Caputo (6.2).

Substitutes

Sampdoria made 5 changes: A. Ferrari for O. Colley (46′), G. Villar for R. Vieira (61′), M. Leris for M. Gabbiadini (71′), F. Caputo for V. Verre (81′) and F. Djuricic for F. Quagliarella (81′).

Top player: Abdelhamid Sabiri

The player who no doubt impressed Sampdoria the most was Abdelhamid Sabiri.

His rating is (7.9) with 1 goal, 35 passes (71% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 21. He performed 5 crosses.

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