Sampdoria collapses at home, Pirlo knocked out with Catanzaro

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Sampdoria collapses at home, Pirlo knockout with Catanzaro

The match between Sampdoria and Catanzaro, played at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris in Genoa, saw the Calabrians triumph 2-1. The teams, led by Andrea Pirlo and Vincenzo Vivarini respectively, faced each other with well-defined tactical formations, a 4-3-3 for Sampdoria and a 4-4-2 for Catanzaro.

The first half è was eventful. Catanzaro’s Andrea Ghion received a yellow card in the 25° minute, followed by Nicolò Brighenti in the 32° minute. Sampdoria opened the scoring in the 34° minute thanks to a penalty converted by Fabio Borini. Catanzaro’s response was not long in coming and in the 36° minute Jari Vandeputte, on an assist from Stefano Scognamillo, evened the score. Right at the end of the first half, in the 45° minute, Enrico Brignola put Catanzaro ahead with a goal on an assist from Pietro Iemmello.

The second half saw a series of substitutions on both sides. Prominent among them was that of Pietro Iemmello, who was cautioned in the 60° minute and replaced by Matteo Stoppa. Despite Sampdoria’s efforts, the result did not è change and Catanzaro maintained the lead until the final whistle, bringing home an important away win.

Catanzaro third in the standings, Sampdoria è second-to-last and coach Andrea Pirlo è at risk.

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