SAMPDORIA NEWS

Massimo Oddo joked about Pescara’s rather unorthodox draw with Sampdoria. “We score goals for us and the opposition. It’s innovative.”
Join us for a full Saturday of Serie A action, starting with the showdown for second Napoli-Roma, then Pescara-Sampdoria and Juventus-Udinese.
Pescara saw a penalty saved and played the entire second half with 10 men, but still managed to hold Sampdoria, as Hugo Campagnaro scored at both ends.
It’s a super Saturday with Napoli-Roma for second place in an early kick-off, Pescara-Sampdoria and Juventus-Udinese, then tomorrow Inter-Cagliari and an unexpected Chievo-Milan.
Pescara have lost Valerio Verre as well for tomorrow’s Serie A encounter with Sampdoria.
Marco Giampaolo warned Sampdoria that “failure is not an option” when they take on Pescara tomorrow, but the team had a close call in training.
The dates and times of the Coppa Italia Fourth Round fixtures have been drawn up for November 29, 30 and December 1.
Marco Giampaolo admits Sampdoria's exclusion of Antonio Cassano is “over my head” and says the forward can be “a great Coach”.
Francesco Totti felt his best teammate was Antonio Cassano, then discussed his rapport with Roma Coaches including Zdenek Zeman and Luciano Spalletti.
Genoa will be without Serge Gakpe for three weeks, so he is expected to miss the Derby della Lanterna against Sampdoria.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero assures Coach Marco Giampaolo has “my total and unconditional faith” but is disappointed by the Palermo draw.
Join us for all the action as it happens from today’s eight Serie A games, including Empoli-Juventus, Atalanta-Napoli, Milan-Sassuolo, Torino-Fiorentina and Roma-Inter.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo says his side’s 1-1 draw with Palermo leaves a bitter taste.
Atalanta inflicted Napoli’s first competitive defeat of the season, while Genoa conquered Bologna amid controversy, Cagliari beat Crotone and last-gasp Sampdoria held Palermo.
There are some intriguing fixtures today, as Juventus visit Empoli, Napoli go to Atalanta, Milan host Sassuolo, Torino face Fiorentina and tonight it’s the Roma-Inter showdown.
Coach Roberto De Zerbi feels Palermo are already ‘his team’ but wants his players to show hunger for success.
Marco Giampaolo says he feels the support of Sampdoria’s board and fans despite recent results.
President Maurizio Zamparini says he could remain at Palermo as a minority shareholder even after handing over control of the club.
It’s the last round before the break for international duty and there are some big games, including Torino-Fiorentina, Milan-Sassuolo and a huge Roma v Inter.
Inter have reportedly won their case regarding Ricky Alvarez, which will see them pocket €10.5m from Sunderland.