Marco Giampaolo thanked Sampdoria fans after the hard-fought derby victory over rivals Genoa. “It was my first and I hope not my last!”
Mattia Perin saved a Fabio Quagliarella penalty, but Genoa still fell 2-1 as Sampdoria won a breathless Derby della Lanterna.
Sampdoria and Genoa go on the attack in a must-win game for both sides, but above all it’s the fiery Derby della Lanterna.
Join us for today’s two huge Serie A games, as there’s the Derby della Lanterna in Genoa and second-placed Milan host leaders Juventus.
All eyes on San Siro this evening as second-placed Milan host leaders Juventus, but before then it’s the Genoa Derby, while tomorrow Napoli are in Crotone, Atalanta-Inter and Roma-Palermo.
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric says “winning counts and it doesn’t really matter how you play” ahead of the derby with Sampdoria.
Marco Giampaolo says victory over Genoa in Saturday’s Derby della Lanterna would “put Sampdoria back on track and where we deserve to be”.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi says 'there are no favourites' for Saturday's Derby clash with Sampdoria.
Christian Puggioni says he is "delighted" to be making his Sampdoria debut in Saturday's Derby clash with Genoa.
Sampdoria have officially announced the appointment of Daniele Prade as their new technical director.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has given under pressure Coach Marco Giampaolo a vote of confidence ahead of Saturday's derby with Genoa.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero assures Coach Marco Giampaolo “is untouchable,” but glosses over Daniele Pradè rumours.
Sampdoria will be without Emiliano Viviano for the derby with Genoa, as he has a scaphoid fracture.
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric has been handed a touchline ban for the Derby della Lanterna with Sampdoria.
After an intriguing weekend where Juventus took the Scudetto by the scruff of the neck, Dave Taylor selects his top XI from Week 8.
Roberto Mancini previews the Derby della Lanterna, and doesn’t rule out being Sampdoria Coach in future.
Former Roma and Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade will reportedly be named Sampdoria’s new general manager in the next few days.
Next weekend’s Genoa derby will be decisive in terms of Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo’s future.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero hinted he could sack Coach Marco Giampaolo after two points in six rounds.
Massimo Oddo joked about Pescara’s rather unorthodox draw with Sampdoria. “We score goals for us and the opposition. It’s innovative.”