Result SAMPDORIA 2 – 0 CAGLIARI, Goals by De Silvestri and Eto’o, Saturday 7 March 2015, Serie A Week 26

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53% Ball Possession SAMPDORIA and 47% Ball Possession CAGLIARI
UC Sampdoria Sampdoria 2 – 0 CagliariCagliari
33′ Lorenzo De Silvestri
72′ Samuel Eto’o
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Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Sampdoria, 6th position with 39 points and a positive goal difference of +4
Cagliari, 18th position with 20 points and a negative goal difference of -15


Pos Team P W D L Goals DIFF Points
6 Sampdoria 25 9 12 4 32:28 4 39
18 Cagliari 25 4 8 13 32:47 -15 20



Sampdoria mission accomplished!   It’s a delicate situation for Cagliari still unable to defeat Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium.   Cagliari are in the relegation zone while Sampdoria  look  keep climbing the Serie A Table to be in the European Zone.  It’s the second consecutive victory for Sampdoria.

A joy for Sampdoria fans as defender Lorenzo De Silvestri opens the score in the 33rd minute.   The goal arriving following a  corner conceded by Cagliari midfielder Andrea Cossu.    It is forward Luis Muriel to provide the assist to De Silvestri from the center for the headed shot defeating Cagliari goalkeeper in the top right corner.

Party time for Sampdoria!  Forward Samuel Eto’o scoring his first goal as a “Sampdoria player” in the 72nd minute. It is defender Matias Silvestre to provide the assist to Eto’o. Great move when Eto’o accommodates for the final right footed shot defeating Cagliari goalkeeper in the top right corner. Eto’o running to celebrate and grab a camera from a reporter while his teammates congratulate him.

Watch video Forward Samuel Eto’o scoring his first goal as a Sampdoria player.

Cagliari remaining with 10 players as Referee Tommasi gives a red card to defender Danilo Avelar.  This was the second yellow card to Avelar as he commits a foul on Sampdoria forward Citadin Eder.


There are 29 precedents for Sampdoria vs Cagliari.   Stats showing 6 wins for Sampdoria, 6 wins for Cagliari, and 17 draws.   Cagliari have not won at the Ferraris since the 2012 – 2013 season.

Here is SAMPDORIA official starting lineup by coach Sinisa Mihajlovic:

SAMPDORIA (4-3-3): Viviano; De Silvestri, Silvestre, Romagnoli, Regini; Acquah, Palombo, Obiang; Muriel, Eto’o, Eder.

Here is CAGLIARI official starting lineup by coach Gianfranco Zola:

CAGLIARI (4-3-3): Brkic; Gonzalez, Rossettini, Capuano, Avelar; Dessena, Crisetig, Cossu; Farias, Longo, Mpoku.



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Click the video to watch SAMPDORIA vs CAGLIARI highlights including all goals by De Silvestri and Samuel Eto’o

Stats AFTER the game.  Top scorer for SAMPDORIA:  Forward Citadin Eder with 8 goals

Top scorer for CAGLIARI:  Marco Sau, Danilo Aelar, and Albin Ekdal with 4 goals each

Sampdoria Goals Goals Cagliari
Eder 8 4 Ekdal, Albin
Gabbiadini, Manolo 7 4 Avelar, Danilo
Okaka, Stefano 4 4 Sau, Marco
Obiang, Pedro 3 3 Joao Pedro Galvao
Gastaldello, Daniele 2 3 Farias, Diego


Stats. Here are the last 3 games of SAMPDORIA:  1 win, 1 draw, 1 lost

01/03/15 SA Atalanta Sampdoria 1:2 Round 25
24/02/15 SA Sampdoria Genoa 1:1 Round 24
15/02/15 SA Chievo Sampdoria 2:1 Round 23


Here are the last 3 games of CAGLIARI:  1 draw, 2 lost

01/03/15 SA Cagliari Verona 1:2 Round 25
23/02/15 SA Cagliari Inter 1:2 Round 24
15/02/15 SA Turin Cagliari 1:1 ROund 23


Disciplinary Sitution BEFORE the game.  No suspended players for SAMPDORIA.

2 suspended players for CAGLIARI: Conti (1), Joao Pedro (1)







Referee Tomassi giving a yellow card to Sampdoria midfielder Afriyie Acquah.


Chaos now for Cagliari coach Gianfranco Zola… relegation still a nightmare


Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovic with a delighful home victory.


Serie A tickets2014 – 2015 Italian Serie A Week 26

Sampdoria 2 – 0 Cagliari
Saturday 7 March 2015
Luigi Ferraris Stadium
Genoa, Italy


Referee: TOMMASI
Fourth Official: VUOTO

Goals:  33′ Lorenzo De Silvestri (S), 72′ Samuel Eto’o (S)

Official formations – lineups:

SAMPDORIA (4-3-3): Viviano; De Silvestri, Silvestre, Romagnoli, Regini; Obiang, Palombo, Acquah (66′ Soriano); Muriel (59′ Okaka), Eto’o (86′ Duncan), Éder.

Coach. Sinisa Mihajlović

CAGLIARI (4-3-3): Brkić; González (dal 41′ st Ceppitelli), Rossettini, Capuano, Avelar; Dessena (dal 16′ st Sau), Cossu, Crisetig (dal 32′ st Hušbauer); M’Poku, Longo, Diego Farias. All. Zola

Booked: 41′ Acquah, 49′ Romagnoli (SAM); 35′ Avelar, 39′ Cossu (CAG).

Sent off: 82′ Avelar (CAG) for double yellow cards

Match Stats

Sampdoria Match Stats Cagliari
2 Goals 0
17 (5) Shots (on goal) 10 (4)
19 Fouls 13
7 Corner kicks 1
2 Offsides 0
53% Ball Possession 47%
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 1
4 Saves 3