Sunday, October 18, 2009

Draw with Sampdoria, Lazio and remains in second place Serie A

Sampdoria failed to join Inter Milan at the top of Serie A football league table after drawing away to Lazio 1-1 on Sunday.

The Sampdoria, led by coach Luigi Del Neri Batsini the home side took the lead with a powerful header in minute 40 after a good cross from Marco Padalino.

But the hosts responded quickly when towering midfielder Matuzalem inside the penalty area to score the equalizer.

The performance was lackluster in the second half after the expulsion of Padalino player Roberto Baronio Sampdoria and Lazio player to get on each card.

And re-Antonio Cassano Sampdoria player of the soul to meet again when the ball hit the crossbar before the government condones a penalty after Fernando block Muslera Lazio keeper Batsini.

Inter leads the competition now two points behind second-placed Sampdoria after crushing a clean Genoa five goals on Saturday.

The Juventus and Fiorentina after that, four points behind Inter, after tying one to one on Saturday.

Christian Maggio scored a goal in stoppage time to give Naples a 2-1 win at home to Bologna in the first game under new coach Walter Matsari.

On the Maggio's cross from Argentine striker Ezequiel Lavezzi, who angered Matsari his return to the team on Saturday only after participating in an international match for his country.

And injured Colombian midfielder Nelson Rivas in the head after falling in a match against bottom club Livorno, which lost at home two goals to one against Palermo. Officials said that the player regained consciousness after being taken to hospital and his condition was not serious.

Udinese have lost at home three goals to one in front of Atlanta, who clinched their first win of the competition this season.

Udinese were forced to start the game without striker Antonio Di Natale, the Italian who was sitting on the bench because of injury.

In further meetings took place on Sunday at Cagliari Catania won 2-1 and beat Barry Chievo Verona by the same score and won Parma Siena 1 - zero

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