Irresistible Primavera fire four past Bologna
Marcello Cottafava’s Sampdoria Primavera side crushed Bologna 4-2 on Saturday afternoon to extend their unbeaten run to ten games and move up to fifth place on 31 points.
Felice D’Amico gave Doria the lead on 28 minutes from the penalty spot, before Ibourahima Balde doubled the Blucerchiati’s advantage eight minutes after the restart. D’Amico made it 3-0 – again from the spot – on 65 minutes, before Bologna pulled one back with another penalty ten minutes later.
Michael Brentan gave Samp a 4-1 lead two minutes into second-half stoppage time, and although Bologna got another back with seconds remaining, there was to be no late miracle for the visitors and the final whistle confirmed the three points for Samp.
Sampdoria 4-2 Bologna (HT: 1-0)
Scorers: D’Amico pen. 28, pen. 65, Balde 53, Saputo pen. 77, Brentan 90+2, Farinelli 90+6.
Sampdoria (4-3-3): Raspa; Angileri, Rocha, Veips, Giordano; Francofonte (Amado 90+3), Siatounis, Stoppa (Brentan 55); Balde (Scaffidi 90+3), Prelec (Yayi Mpie 68), D’Amico (Gerbi 68).
Subs not used: Boschini, Zovko, Obert, Canovi, Ercolano, Sabattini.
Bologna (4-2-3-1): Molla; Lunghi (Boriani 59), Saputo, Portanova (Martimbianco 73), Acampora; Khailoti, Grieco (Rabbi 73); Farinelli, Pagliuca (Di Dio 59), Rocchi (Paananen 59); Uhunamure.
Subs not used: Ruggiu, Agyemang, Rabbi, Boloca, Sigurplasson, Marenco.
Assistants: Moroni, Biffi.
Yellow cards: D’Amico 19, Greico 26, Pagliuca 28, Prelec 41, Brentan 75, Lunghi 79, Martinbianco 88, Giordano 89, Rocha 89.
Added time: 1 + 5 mins.