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Caprari cancels out Simeone as spoils are shared in Marassi


Caprari cancels out Simeone as spoils are shared in Marassi

Sampdoria and Fiorentina settled for a point apiece in their rescheduled Week 1 fixture to maintain their respective good starts to the campaign.

Both sides went into the game on six points knowing a win would take them up to second place. Both teams went for it and ultimately both can be happy as the draw was a fair result.

After a lively start to proceedings, Giovanni Simeone broke the deadlock when he got his head on the end of Cristiano Biraghi’s whipped delivery from the left.

Gianluca Caprari almost levelled before the break with a well-struck free kick that unfortunately came back off the bar as the visitors ended the opening half a goal to the good.

After the restart, the Italian saw a similar effort palmed over by Bartolomiej Dragowski before finally getting his reward on the hour mark when he steered home from the edge of the box.

Sampdoria 1-1 Fiorentina (HT 0-1)
Scorers: Simeone 13; Caprari 60.

Sampdoria (4-3-1-2): Audero; Sala, Tonelli, Andersen, Murru; Barreto, Ekdal, Linetty (Praet 55); Caprari (Ramirez 69); Defrel, Quagliarella (Kownacki 82).
Subs not used: Cabral, Belec, Vieira, Jankto, Colley, Bereszynski, Ferrari, Stijepovic, Rolando.
Coach: Giampaolo.

Fiorentina (4-3-3): Dragowski; Milenkovic, Pezzella, V. Hugo, Biraghi; Edimilson, Veretout, Gerson (Benassi 70); Chiesa (Sottil 82), Simeone, Piaca (Mirallas 61).
Subs not used: Lafont, Laurini, Ceccherini, Norgaard, Eysseric, Dabo, Hancko, Diks, Thereau.
Coach: Pioli.

Referee: Maresca (Naples).
Assistants: Fiorito (Salerno) and Di Iorio (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola).
Fourth official: Pairetto (Nichelino).
VAR: Massa (Imperia).
VAR assistant: Alassio (Imperia).

Booked: Sala 38, Linetty 51, Veretout 72, Benassi 79, Tonelli 85.
Added time: 1+3 minutes.
Season tickets: 17,042 (€170,794), tickets 1,292 (€32,490 euro).
Pitch: good condition.


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