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Samp endure day to forget at the Olimpico as Lazio hit seven


Samp endure day to forget at the Olimpico as Lazio hit seven

Even in this season of broken hoodoos, Sampdoria were unable to overcome the Biancocelesti side of Rome this afternoon. The Blucerchiati paid a heavy price for a poor start and the sending off of Milan Skriniar, as Lazio secured a dominant win. The 7-3 score line speaks for itself and it is a result that will hurt all associated with Doria.

Marco Giampaolo selected Dodo on the left side of a back four, with Edgar Barreto and Karol Linetty in the wide central midfield roles and Filip Djuricic behind a front two of Fabio Quagliarella and Patrik Schick.

The game got off to the worst possible start for the away side, as Keita was played in by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The in-form striker smashed a high finish past Christian Puggioni.

Samp had their chances to equalise, with Thomas Strakosha denying both Djuricic and Linetty. However, the game’s decisive turning point came soon after, as Keita got in behind the Samp defence once again. This time, Skriniar fouled the striker from behind just as he was bearing down on goal, with the referee awarding a penalty and issuing a red card to the Doria defender. Ciro Immobile smashed the ball home from 12 yards to double his side’s lead.

Linetty gave Sampdoria a ray of hope just after the half-an-hour mark, converting Bartosz Bereszynski’s low cross, but Lazio restored their lead moments later. Wesley Hoedt managed to scramble the ball home as the ball fell luckily for the home team after a corner.

Things went from bad to worse as the first half wore on. On 38 minutes Lazio were awarded another penalty for a debatable foul by Vasco Regini – who replaced Schick following Skriniar’s red card – on Senad Lulic. Felipe Anderson scored from the penalty spot to make it 4-1, a score line that appeared vary harsh on Sampdoria.

Stefan de Vrij compounded the damage on the stroke of half time, scoring Lazio’s fifth of the game with a strike from outside the area.

Doria’s fortunes did not change in the second period, with a Lulic header and a close-range finish from Immobile making the score 7-1 with 20 minutes still to play.

Quagliarella managed to make the result slightly more respectable, pulling one goal back on 72 minutes and scoring another from the penalty spot at the very end of the game. It was too little too late for Samp, who endured a day to forget in the capital.


Lazio 7-3 Sampdoria

Scorers: Keita 2, Immobile 19 (pen), Linetty 32, Hoedt 35, F. Anderson 38 (pen), De Vrij 45; Lulic 65, Immobile 70, Quagliarella 72, 90 (pen).

Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Wallace, De Vrij (Patric 63), Hoedt; Anderson, Milinkovic (Murgia 64), Biglia (Lombardi 68), Lulic, Lukaku; Immobile, Keita.
Subs not used: Adamonis, Vargic, Basta, Djordjevic, Crecco, Radu, Tounkara, Javorcic.
Coach: Simone Inzaghi.

Sampdoria (4-3-1-2): Puggioni; Bereszynski (Sala 68), Silvestre, Skriniar, Dodo (Pavlovic 46); Barreto, Torreira, Linetty; Djuricic; Quagliarella, Schick (Regini 20).
Subs not used: Krapikas, Falcone, Simic, Muriel, Fernandes, Alvarez, Praet, Cigarini, Budimir.
Coach: Marco Giampaolo.

Referee: Mazzoleni (Bergamo).
Assistants: Paganessi (Bergamo) and Lo Cicero (Brescia).
Fourth official: Fiorito (Salerno).
Additional assistants: Banti (Livorno) and Pinzani (Empoli).
Red cards: Skriniar 18.
Yellow cards: Quagliarella 78.
Added time: 2 + 0 minutes.

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