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Saturday December 7 2019
Maran: 'Cagliari enthusiasm building'

Cagliari coach Rolando Maran intends to ride the wave of “enthusiasm” to capture fourth place, even if Sassuolo “have enormous potential.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Sardinians have the opportunity to go clear in fourth place, as Roma were held to a 0-0 draw by Inter last night.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Ranieri: 'Samp belief is growing'

Claudio Ranieri advised his strikers to “smile more” and sees growing Sampdoria belief as they take on Parma.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“This is an important match against a rugged side that can hurt us on the counter-attack,” warned Ranieri in his press conference.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Official: Quagliarella extends at Samp

Fabio Quagliarella has officially extended his Sampdoria contract to June 2021, by which point he will be 38 years old.

The striker was Capocannoniere in Serie A last season and so far this term has three goals in 12 league games, along with two assists.

His contract had been due to run down at the end of this season, but Quagliagol put pen to paper on a new deal to June 2021.

By the time that agreement expires, Quagliarella will be 38 years and five months old.

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Friday December 6 2019
Linetty 'proud' of Samp armband

Karol Linetty says he was “honoured” to captain Sampdoria during their cup tie with Cagliari - his first 90 minutes since September.

Samp suffered elimination from the Coppa Italia last night, going down 2-1 to Cagliari, but the match marked a special occasion for Linetty.

“It was an honour to wear the captain’s armband for the first time,” he said after the game. “This was my first whole game after over two months out.

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Friday December 6 2019
Ranieri: 'Expected worse than 1-2'

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri admitted he was “expecting worse” after a 2-1 defeat to Cagliari in Coppa Italia on Thursday.

A much-changed Samp side were eliminated from the competition, just three days after they lost 4-3 to a Cagliari comeback, but Ranieri was encouraged by what he saw from his fringe players.

“I was expecting a worse game from my team, I have to be honest,” he said after the match.

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Friday December 6 2019
Maran: 'A fair reward'

Rolando Maran believes Cagliari “showed our true identity once more” during their 2-1 win against Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia last night.

Cagliari will now face Inter in the last 16 next month, and Maran says it was a “fair reward” for his players and their commitment to approaching every game in the same way.

“The most important thing was to go through,” he said after the tie. “We showed our true identity once more.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Coppa: Cagliari beat Samp again

Cagliari beat Sampdoria for the second time in three days, albeit only 2-1, to set up a Coppa Italia Round of 16 clash with Inter.

Alberto Cerri had come off the bench to score the winner in a 4-3 thriller against Samp in Serie A on Monday evening, but these two teams met again just three days later.

Cagliari resumed from exactly where they left off, a Cerri header from close range in off the underside of the crossbar after just seven minutes.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Serie A Week 15 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 15 are announced, with Michael Fabbri given Lazio-Juventus and Gianpaolo Calvarese officiating Inter-Roma

Calvarese has been handed the whistle for when Roma travel to San Siro on Friday night, and the experienced referee is familiar with both teams.

Inter have only lost three times in 13 games with the 43-year-old in charge, whilst Roma are hoping for another penalty as Calvarese has awarded them five in their 16 games with him as referee.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
Ranieri: 'Samp must turn page'

Claudio Ranieri has urged his Sampdoria squad players to “turn the page” against Cagliari in the Coppa Italia tomorrow.

Samp threw away a two-goal lead against Cagliari on Monday as they lost 4-3 right at the death, but they already have the chance to make amends in Sardinia.

According to Ranieri, however, they will try their luck with a much-changed team to the one who started last time out.

“We must turn the page, remembering the good things we’ve done,” the former Roma boss said at a press conference.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
VIDEO: Cagliari 4-3 Samp highlights

You can watch all the highlights – and there were plenty of them – as Cagliari fought back from 3-1 down to beat Sampdoria 4-3.

All seven goals were spectacular and there could even have been more, were it not for a desperate fingertip save on Fabio Quagliarella’s overhead kick.

From Radja Nainggolan’s rocket to Quagliarella’s volley and a last-gasp Alberto Cerri header, they all lit up the Sardegna Arena.

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