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Ramirez double earns crucial win at Lecce


Ramirez double earns crucial win at Lecce

At this stage of the league campaign, with the stakes this high, it doesn’t matter how it comes – a win is a win. After three disappointing outings since the resumption of Serie A football, Sampdoria finally saw their hard work pay off as two goals from Gaston Ramirez earned them a 2-1 win away at Lecce and three points that could prove crucial in the team’s efforts to avoid relegation.

In what was a relatively even affair at the Stadio Via del Mare, all three goals were scored from the penalty spot. Doria struck first 5 minutes before the half-time interval, after Jakub Jankto drew a foul from Panagiotis Tachtsidis. Ramirez stepped up and confidently struck the ball centrally to give Doria the lead.

Having got into half-time with their noses in front, Samp were pegged back just minutes into the second period, however. Morten Thorsby was the guilty party, fouling our former player Riccardo Saponara, and Marco Mancosu stuck the resulting spot kick away for the home side.

Doria’s winning goal came with around 15 minutes of the game remaining, as the ice-cool Ramirez placed another spot kick into the goal, this time into the bottom right corner, after Nehuen Paz was penalised for a foul on Fabio Depaoli. It’s a huge win and three massive points for Sampdoria, who next host SPAL as their bid for Serie A survival continues.

Lecce 1-2 Sampdoria (HT: 0-1)

Scorers: Ramirez 40 (pen), 77 (pen); Mancosu 50 (pen)

Lecce (5-3-2): Gabriel; Rispoli, Donati, Meccariello (Babacar 46), Paz, Calderoni (Vera 88); Mancosu, Tachtsidis (Petriccione 46), Barak; Falco (Farias 67), Saponara (Shakhov 81).
Subs not used: Vigorito, Sava, Radicchio, Monterisi, Colella, Maselli, Rimoli.
Coach: Liverani.

Sampdoria (4-4-1-1): Audero; Bereszynski, Yoshida, Colley, Augello (Murru 76); Depaoli, Thorsby, Ekdal (Vieira 76), Jankto (Léris 84); Ramírez; Bonazzoli (Gabbiadini 46).
Subs not used: Seculin, Falcone, Chabot, Askildsen, La Gumina, Maroni, D’Amico, Bertolacci.
Coach: Ranieri.

Referee: Rocchi.
Assistants: Passeri and Lo Cicero.
Fourth offical: Illuzzi.
VAR: Pasqua.
AVAR: Di Vuolo.

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