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Sampdoria slip up in Modena: goals from Lollo and Mbakogu seal a 2-1 victory for Carpi


Sampdoria slip up in Modena: goals from Lollo and Mbakogu seal a 2-1 victory for Carpi

The Blucerchiati came unstuck this afternoon against lowly Carpi, despite laying a siege against the home side’s goal for over half of the game.

Fabrizio Castori’s players were well organised at set pieces and took their chances on the break, earning themselves a scarcely believable 2-1 victory. Now all that remains for Vincenzo Montella’s men is to roll their sleeves up and get back to work because the league table is beginning to look more and more worrying for Samp.

The opening half an hour of the contest was played at a slow pace with constant errors preventing either side from building any rhythm. The first chance fell to Eder Citadin Martins bursting through, but the Italy striker was unfairly brought down by Simone Romagnoli at the final moment. Soon after, Vid Belec in the Carpi net was called upon twice in close succession, keeping out Antonio Cassano and then Fernando.

The sucker punch came in the 28th minute, Lorenzo Lollo bursting into the Doria box and beating Emiliano Viviano inside the far post. It didn’t take long for Sampdoria to react, however, as five minutes later Roberto Soriano slipped in Joaquin Correa to level things up with his right.

The Argentine’s first goal in Italian football appeared to have fired up the visiting team and Cassano came inches away from grabbing the lead in the 37th minute, beating Belec in goal but unfortunately not the woodwork.

With no more clear-cut chances for either side, the teams went in on level terms at the break.

You expected Doria to continue where they left off and come bursting out of the blocks at the start of the second half, yet once again it was Carpi who struck. Antonio Di Gaudio won a slightly fortuitous penalty and Jerry Mbakogu converted for 2-1.

Montella tried everything to get the win, throwing on Carlos Carbonero, Luis Muriel and Alejandro Rodriguez. Evidently it wasn’t to be the Blucerchiati’s day as the ball simply wouldn’t go in. Despite a red card to Riccardo Gagliolo in the 81st minute for impeding Cassano, the scoreline was unchanged at the final whistle.

Yet another defeat on the road for the Aeroplanino’s charges, who have no other option but to go back to the drawing board and work hard to find the solution.

Carpi 2-1 Sampdoria (HT: 1-1)

Scorers: Lollo 28, Correa 33, Mbakogu 55 (pen).

Carpi (4-4-1-1): Belec; Zaccardo, S. Romagnoli, Gagliolo, Letizia; Pasciuti, Cofie, R. Bianco (Lasagna 61), Di Gaudio (Crimi 66); Lollo; Mbakogu (Mancosu 75).
Subs not used: Brkic, Matos, Crimi, Suagher, Martinho, Daprelà, Marrone.
Coach: Fabrizio Castori.

Sampdoria (4-3-3): Viviano; Pereira (Carbonero 63), Silvestre, Zukanovic, Regini; Soriano, Fernando, Barreto (Muriel 63); Eder, Cassano, Correa (Rodriguez 80).
Subs not used: Puggioni, Brignoli, Coda, Palombo, Christodoulopoulos, Ivan.
Coach: Vincenzo Montella.

Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Aprilia).
Assistants: Espedito Marco Musolino (Taranto) and Marco Chiocchi (Foligno).
Fourth official: Giorgio Peretti (Turin).
Additional assistants: Paolo Valeri (Rome 2) and Fabrizio Pasqua (Tivoli).

Yellow cards: Gagliolo 45, Cofie 48, Soriano 73.
Red cards: Gagliolo 86, second bookable offence.

Additional time: 1+5 minutes.

Pitch surface: Good condition.

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