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Doria earn extraordinary comeback win in Parma


Doria earn extraordinary comeback win in Parma

They certainly made hard work of it but Sampdoria claimed another crucial win on Sunday afternoon, coming from two goals down to beat Parma 3-2 on their own patch. Claudio Ranieri’s men produced a thrilling second-half turnaround, with Julian Chabot, Fabio Quagliarella and Federico Bonazzoli scoring the goals, to earn all three points.

Despite coming into this game with confidence after two consecutive wins against Udinese and Cagliari, Doria failed to show their true selves in the first 45 minutes. Gervinho opened the scoring after 18 minutes, working himself some space before firing an unstoppable shot high into the goal from inside the box. Things looked like they had got worse for the away side a few minutes later but Gianluca Caprari’s goal was chalked off after a VAR check. Parma would in any case go on to double their lead before the interval, as a misfortunate Bartosz Bereszyński diverted Dejan Kulusevski’s threatening cross into his own net.

The Blucerchiati went into the second period needing an early goal to haul themselves back into the contest and they got it after only three minutes when Chabot rose highest in the box to head home Gonzalo Maroni’s ball in. The goal gave Samp a timely boost and fired new life into the clash. Quagliarella levelled things up 20 minutes later, as he dug out an unlikely right-footed shot that left Luigi Sepe stranded and looped into the corner. The Samp captain then turned provider with 12 minutes to play, sliding a delicate ball through to Bonazzoli to the left of the Parma goal, giving his strike partner the opportunity to apply a first-time finish with his left-foot and complete a memorable comeback.

Parma 2-3 Sampdoria (HT: 2-0)

Scorers: Gervinho 18, Beresynski OG 40; Chabot 48, Quagliarella 69, Bonazzoli 78.

Parma (4-3-3): Sepe; Laurini, Iacoponi, Gagliolo (Dermaku 79) Pezzella; Hernani (Barillà 63), Brugman, Kurtic (Siligardi 79); Kulusevski, Gervinho (Karamoh 82), Caprari (Inglese 63).
Subs not used: Colombi, Regini, Kosznovsky, Balogh, Sprocati.
Coach: D’Aversa.

Sampdoria (4-4-2): Audero; Bereszynski, Yoshida, Chabot, Murru; Depaoli (Maroni 46), Thorsby, Ekdal, Jankto; Ramírez (Bonazzoli 46), Quagliarella (Gabbiadini 90+1).
Subs not used: Seculin, Augello, Linetty, Colley, Askildsen, La Gumina, Tonelli, Léris, Bertolacci.
Coach: Ranieri.

Referee: Calvarese.
Assistants: De Meo and Bottegoni.
Fourth official: Sacchi.
VAR: Manganiello.
AVAR: Liberti.

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