Samp own Genoa. Ramirez and Quagliarella claim derby spoils
Sampdoria made derby history on Saturday night as a goal in each half by Gaston Ramirez and Fabio Quagliarella secured a third straight league victory over Genoa to see the Blucerchiati move 17 points clear of their city rivals in the standings.
Duvan Zapata was the provider of both goals, first heading on for the Uruguayan to open the scoring midway through the opening period and then centring for our topscorer to notch his seventh of the campaign with six minutes left to play.
Quagliarella’s strike was the cue for wild celebrations in the Gradinata Sud and Samp fans around the world as Marco Giampaolo’s side stamped their authority on the derby once again.
Genoa 0-2 Sampdoria (HT 0-1)
Scorers: Ramírez 24 Quagliarella 84.
Genoa (3-4-2-1): Perin; Izzo, Rossettini, Zukanovic; Rosi (Lazovic 53, Pellegri 85), Omeonga, Veloso, Laxalt; Rigoni (Pandev 67), Taarabt; Lapadula.
Subs not used: Lamanna, Gentiletti, Cofie, Bertolacci, Biraschi, Galabinov, Migliore, Brlek, Ricci.
Sampdoria (4-3-1-2): Viviano; Bereszynski, Silvestre, Ferrari, Strinic; Praet (Alvarez 77), Torreira, Linetty; Ramírez (Barreto 60); Quagliarella, Zapata (Caprari 87).
Subs not used: Puggioni, Tozzo, Andersen, Sala, Regini, Verre, Capezzi, Murru, Kownacki.
Assistants: Dobosz, Marrazzo.
Fourth official: Giacomelli.
VAR assistant: Pinzani.
Booked: Bereszynski 23, Lapadula 72, Ferrari 44, Veloso 58, Rossettini 69, Taarabt 81
Added time: 1+3 minutes.