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Sunday March 1 2015
Mihajlovic: 'Muriel like Ronaldo'

Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said Luis Muriel “reminds me of Ronaldo” after victory against Atalanta.

The Blucerchiati were trailing in Bergamo, but Muriel and Stefano Okaka turned it around for a 2-1 win.

“This was a very important victory indeed,” Mihajlovic told Sky Sport Italia. “I saw a Samp with two faces, as in the first half I didn’t like them at all, but fortunately we had the half-time break to sort things out.

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Saturday February 28 2015
Miha unveils new trident

Sinisa Mihajlovic confirms a new Sampdoria trident of Samuel Eto’o, Luis Muriel and Stefano Okaka against Atalanta.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.15 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“We must make up for last season’s defeat here and bring home the three points,” said Mihajlovic in reference to their 3-0 hammering.

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Tuesday February 24 2015
Miha: 'Fair Genoa derby result'

Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic felt the draw was the right result in a “manly” Genoa Derby.

It ended 1-1 with Samp missing two open goals and Genoa hitting the bar with the last kick of the game.

“It’s a derby, so winning it is never easy,” Miha told Sky Sport Italia.

“It was an entertaining and balanced game, while both teams played in a manly fashion.

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Sunday February 22 2015
Palombo denies Eto'o row

Some newspapers claim Samuel Eto’o refused to sit on the Sampdoria bench against Genoa, but Angelo Palombo denies this.

Eto’o interrupted training early on Friday due to a muscular problem and Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic waited until Saturday morning to announce his squad for the Genoa Derby.

The Cameroon international was included, but ended up in the stands for the game – which was eventually rained off and rescheduled for Tuesday at 17.30 GMT.

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Saturday February 21 2015
Eto'o fit for Genoa Derby

Samuel Eto’o has shaken off a muscular problem and is available for Sampdoria in tonight’s Genoa Derby.

It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

There had been doubts over the Cameroon legend after he left training early on Friday to undergo treatment for a muscular problem.

Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic delayed announcing his squad until after this morning’s session to be sure Eto’o was available.

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Friday February 20 2015
Ferrero: 'Eto'o rip-off and champion'

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero joked Samuel Eto’o is “somewhere between a rip-off and a great champion.”

The striker arrived during the January transfer window after protracted negotiations with Everton and had a blazing row with Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic within days of starting work.

Ferrero was a guest on the new Canale 5 show Grand Hotel Chiambretti and was asked whether Eto’o was a rip-off or a great champion?

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Friday February 20 2015
Samp await Eto'o test

Genoa named their squad for Saturday’s Derby della Lanterna, but Sampdoria are waiting on a Samuel Eto’o fitness test.

It kicks off on Saturday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Samp Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic will not name his squad list until after tomorrow morning’s training session.

This is because Eto’o left today’s session early due to a muscular problem in his left thigh and remains at risk for the game.

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Tuesday February 17 2015
Damaging decisions?

After an influx of new signings in January, Luca Persico questions whether Sampdoria have compromised their approach.

Its rarely dull at Sampdoria. With President Massimo Ferrero living up to his reputation as an outlandish movie mogul and Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic an equally colourful character, the two key decision-makers at the club are undeniably unique.

While the duo could quite easily clash, they have struck up a strong bond. Ferrero staunchly backs Mihajlovic, with the tactician winning him over with results on the pitch.

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Tuesday February 17 2015
Eto’o buys ‘haunted’ house

Sampdoria forward Samuel Eto’o has a new house in Genoa - but an Italian newspaper warns it could be haunted!

The Cameroonian striker has apparently acquired a new 30-room property, Villa Altachiara, in the port city, a 19th Century home with views of Ligurian Riviera.

However, Corriere dello Sport has a warning for the former Chelsea man, claiming that a curse lies upon the house.

The villa was built by George Herbert, Earl of Carnarvon, an Egyptologist who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.

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Sunday February 15 2015
Clinical Chievo see off Samp

Chievo were clinical in making the most of Sampdoria mistakes for a 2-1 victory, though Luis Muriel scored on his debut.

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