SAMPDORIA NEWS

Despite comments to the contrary, reports in the Italian Press claim that Erick Thohir is lining up a replacement for Walter Mazzarri.
Edy Reja and assistant manager Nenad Sakic agreed Lazio played better with 10 men than 11.
Lucas Biglia saw red, but 10-man Lazio still beat Sampdoria with Antonio Candreva and Senad Lulic strikes.
Lazio must beat Sampdoria to continue their European ambitions, but lose Miroslav Klose, so Helder Postiga starts.
Sinisa Mihajlovic’s assistant manager Nenad Sakic admits “it’s not easy” to replace him for Lazio-Sampdoria today.
Edy Reja is willing to bet on Lazio getting into Europe, but loses Federico Marchetti against Sampdoria.
Sampdoria’s Maxi Lopez says he came close to signing for Lazio ahead of the match between the sides this weekend.
Two leading Italian sports papers have reported that Walter Mazzarri will be sacked at the end of the season should Inter fail to qualify for Europe.
Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is furious at his two-game touchline ban and pledged to “suspend myself” if assigned the same fourth official.
Chievo defender Nicolas Frey is given a three-match ban using video evidence and Sinisa Mihajlovic two for insulting the referee.
Sampdoria’s Shkodran Mustafi says his side are not limiting themselves to setting specific targets for the remainder of the season.
Sinisa Mihajlovic explained his dismissal and Vincenzo Montella advised Alessandro Matri.
Vincenzo Montella said Fiorentina’s draw at Sampdoria was “basically fair,” but can’t bring himself to support Juventus.
Lazio squeezed past Parma in stoppages for a five-goal thriller, while 10-man Verona beat Genoa, Samp stalled Fiorentina and Torino saw off Cagliari.
Sinisa Mihajlovic and Vincenzo Montella face their former clubs as Sampdoria host Fiorentina in what should be a thriller.
Juan Manuel Vargas is in the Fiorentina squad, but David Pizarro, Marvin Compper and Manuel Pasqual miss out.
Sinisa Mihajlovic quoted Albert Einstein and said Fiorentina fans “were the problem” during his tenure.
Vincenzo Montella keeps faith with Alessandro Matri as Fiorentina visit “friend” Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Sampdoria.
Sampdoria’s Pawel Wszolek says he has thoroughly enjoyed his time with the Blucerchiati so far, though admits he must do better in future.
Genoa defender Daniele Portanova says his side want to finish the season on a high by overtaking local rivals Sampdoria.