SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 20 - 17 Jan 2016 (14.00 UK)
2 - 1 Sampdoria
Lollo 27 (C), Correa 33 (S), Mbakogu pen 55 (C)

Carpi earned a surprise 2-1 victory over Sampdoria despite ending the game with 10 men in a very entertaining game.

The Blucerchiati were hoping to get back on track and visited a revitalised Carpi side, but missed Lorenzo De Silvestri, Djamel Mesbah and Nenad Krsticic.

There was a huge double save from Vid Belec on 24 minutes, as he parried from Antonio Cassano and flung himself in the path of a Fernando follow-up.

It proved decisive, as moments later Carpi took the lead. Lorenzo Lollo pounced on a defensive error and waltzed into the box, drilling an angled drive past Emiliano Viviano.

Joaquin Correa equalised by running on to a magnificent Roberto Soriano slide-rule pass and placing it across the goalkeeper with the inside of his right boot.

Sampdoria were unlucky not to turn it around completely four minutes later, as Antonio Cassano’s right-foot strike thumped the underside of the crossbar, possibly with the aid of Belec fingertips.

Carpi went in front as Fernando fell for a dummy and brought down Antonio Di Gaudio, so Jerry Mbakogu converted the resulting penalty.

It was wide open and entertaining, as Belec made a desperate save to stop Eder reaching Cassano’s through ball.

Fernando smacked a ferocious long-range free kick against the upright and as the move continued Kevin Lasagna went on the counter to force a save one-on-one from Emiliano Viviano.

Matias Silvestre rescued Samp on 71 minutes, performing a goal-line clearance on Mbakogu, then Luis Muriel tested Belec from point-blank range.

Soriano was extremely lucky not to be sent off when he lost his temper with the referee, running up to bump him on the chest and scream in his face. Mariani was lenient and only flashed a yellow card.

Instead, Carpi went down to 10, because Gagliolo earned a second yellow for bringing down Cassano on the edge of the box.

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: Belec; Zaccardo, Romagnoli, Gagliolo, Letizia; Pasciuti, Cofie, Bianco (Lasagna 61), Di Gaudio (Crimi 66); Lollo; Mbakogu (Mancosu 75)
Sampdoria: Viviano; Pedro Pereira (Muriel 64), Silvestre, Zukanovic, Regini; Soriano, Fernando, Barreto (Carbonero 64); Correa (Rodriguez 80), Eder, Cassano
Ref: Mariani

Sent off: Gagliolo 87 (C)