Nzola decides the Liguria derby (2-1)

Nzola decides the Liguria derby (2-1)
Nzola decides the Liguria derby (2-1)
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The Liguria derby goes to Spezia. Thanks to Nzola, Gotti collects three very heavy points in the economy of a ranking that sees the eagles fly up to mid-table, at an altitude of 8, and Sampdoria thus go to meet the third consecutive defeat. Two points in seven games, a defense once again behind the blackboard and an attack that scores with the dropper. The next two weeks will also be important for the management to reflect on Giampaolo’s position.

THE MATCH – Two teams with different spirits and moods. The bianconeri are returning from the KO of Maradona against Napoli but with a performance that saw them in the match for 89 minutes, the Sampdoria instead gave way to Milan within the friendly walls of Ferraris.

Sampdoria will not be able to count on the contribution from the bench of their coach in this away match with Marco Giampaolo stopped for two days by the sports judge after being sent off in the match against the Rossoneri. An absence that seems not to weigh too much because, in the eleventh minute it is Sabiri who takes the chair. The Moroccan celebrates in the best way the call-up to the national team and the first goal of the season with a play from the film library. The joy, however, does not last long. Sampdoria has an open account with bad luck and, a turn of hands later, Spezia equalized the score. The protagonist, this time in negative, is Murillo who, after a carom, puts on Audero.

All to be redone for the Sampdoria in search of important points in the standings and forced to respond – from a distance – to the victory of Lecce. The pressure of the result makes you lose some clarity. The risk of being overtaken, just before half an hour, is concrete but does not occur. Not an exciting first fraction, at least from the point of view of the opportunities created and, after a few cards for incorrect play and a minute of injury time, the referee Sozza sends everyone into the locker room.

The recovery is full of emotions, on both sides with Audero and Dragowski stealing the show from their teammates. He opens the home keeper who closes the mirror of the door to Caputo, the guest colleague responds instinctively denying the goal of overtaking Kiwior.

A dispute then opens between Dragowski and Sabiri, inspired on this day after some subdued performances, but the reflexes of the Pole first and an inaccurate aim then save Spezia from a new disadvantage.


The current danger wakes up Gotti’s men who, with Nzola overturn the result in the seventy-first with the Angolan striker who, guilty left alone in the penalty area by the defense of Sampdoria, kicks on the fly on Holm’s cross and beats Audero.

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Giampaolo’s men try to react and look for an equal by focusing on a decidedly offensive set-up. Dragowski has no intention of frustrating his teammates’ efforts and is good at saying no, on two close occasions, first to Gabbiadini – who took the place of Leris – and then, once again, to Sabiri good at trying the conclusion on the goalkeeper’s retort. opponent.

Tempers heat up at the end with Murillo and Nzola ending up on the referee’s notebook after a hint of a fight after a nasty foul by Ellertson against the Sampdoria number 11. The guests pour forward but it is not enough. Quagliarella slams on Dragowski as Verre’s shot goes high on the crossbar.

Second victory in the league for Spezia and new defeat for Sampdoria which remains at 2 points in the standings not without regret after the many opportunities created.

The article is in Italian

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