Samp well beaten at Lazio, Linetty with consolation
It was one of those days where nothing went right – as has sadly become the norm for Sampdoria at Lazio. High-flying Lazio proved too much for Doria to handle as Ciro Immobile struck a hat-trick to extend the Biancocelesti’s winning run to 11 games.
The match was pretty much over as a contest after just 20 minutes as an opening goal by Felipe Caicedo and two from the league’s top scorer put the hosts firmly in the driving seat.
Bastos made it four shortly after coming on a few minutes into the second half before Immobile converted his second penalty of the day to complete a miserable scoreline for the Blucerchiati.
Karol Linetty fired home a consolation goal from outside the box with 20 minutes left to play but any strange notions of a heroic comeback were put to rest soon after when Julian Chabot was sent off for a last-man foul on Bobby Adekanye.
If nothing else it’s a match we can learn from but we need to see the real Samp against Sassuolo next week.
Lazio 5-1 Sampdoria (HT 3-0)
Scorers: Caicedo 7, Immobile 17 (pen), Immobile 21, 65 (pen), Bastos 54, Linetty 70.
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Patric, Acerbi (Vavro 66), Radu (Bastos 49); Lazzari, Milinkovic, Leiva, L. Alberto, Jony; Caicedo (Adekanye 58), Immobile.
Subs not used: Guerrieri, Proto, L. Felipe, Berisha, D. Anderson, Correa, Parolo, A. Anderson, Minala.
Coach: S. Inzaghi.
Sampdoria (4-4-2): Audero; Bereszynski, Chabot, Colley, Murru (Augello 63); Linetty, Thorsby, Vieira, Jankto (Ekdal 46); Caprari, Gabbiadini (Bonazzoli 71).
Subs not used: Seculin, Falcone, Rigoni, Regini, Maroni, Léris, Rocha, Bertolacci.
Referee: Chiffi (Padova).
Assistants: Vivenzi and) Lo Cicero (Brescia).
Fourth official: Sacchi (Macerata).
VAR: Manganiello (Pinerolo).
Assistant VAR: Costanzo (Orvieto).
Sent off: Chabot 74.
Booked: Vieira 31, Adekanye 68.
Added time: 0+0 minutes.
Pitch: good condition.