SAMPDORIA NEWS

Domenico Criscito wants to “give Genoa a smile” when Italy play a friendly against Ukraine there tomorrow.
Antonio Cassano assures “I’ve grown up” as he returns to training with Virtus Entella - "I don't want to disappoint anyone".
Italy have called up Cristiano Piccini and Lorenzo Tonelli to replace the injured Danilo D’Ambrosio, Patrick Cutrone and Alessio Romagnoli.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits Atalanta have to “change our objectives” and focus on staying away from the relegation zone after losing to Sampdoria.
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A free header from Lorenzo Tonelli proved decisive, as Sampdoria put Atalanta back into crisis with victory in Bergamo.
Antonio Cassano thanked Virtus Entella for letting him train with them and will “make a decision” in a few days.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo expects a “very difficult” game against Atalanta in the duel for European places.
Antonio Cassano will start training with Virtus Entella from Monday, but the club isn’t sure if it’s in Serie B or Serie C.
Italy CT Roberto Mancini says the national team want to ‘ease the pain’ of the Morandi bridge collapsing when Genoa hosts their game against Ukraine.
Poland named their squad to face Portugal and Italy in the Nations League, including eight players based in Serie A.
Daniele Orsato will take charge of Lazio-Fiorentina, as the Serie A Week 8 referees are announced.
Sporting director Carlo Osti says Fabio Quagliarella “illuminates Sampdoria like the Lanterna illuminates Genoa”.
Spal Coach Leonardo Semplici says he’s “disappointed not to have scored points” at Sampdoria.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo admits “it wouldn’t surprise me” if Fabio Quagliarella is recalled to the Italy squad.
Sampdoria striker Gregoire Defrel reveals “I was feeling an ankle injury” before his winning goal against Spal.
Two assists from Fabio Quagliarella handed Sampdoria a 2-1 win over Spal, despite Emil Audero’s mistake.
Alberto Paloschi starts for Spal at Sampdoria, with Denis Praet preferred to Gaston Ramirez for the hosts.
Mundo Deportivo claims Barcelona met with Inter defender Milan Skriniar’s agent to discuss a January transfer.
Luca Banti has been selected as the referee for Saturday’s Serie A showdown between Juventus and Napoli.