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Luigi Ferraris 2nd September 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Rocchi

Sampdoria Sampdoria vs Siena Siena

Sampdoria 2

M Lopez (45)
D Gastaldello (68)


Siena 1

S Vergassola (62)
Felipe (S/O 82)

Success for Samp

Last Updated: 02/09/12 10:42pm

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Sampdoria claimed a 2-1 victory over Siena

Sampdoria claimed a 2-1 victory over Siena

Sampdoria continued to find life back in the big time easy as they beat Siena 2-1 in their Serie A encounter at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Promoted over the summer, Samp got the better of AC Milan in a stunning opening-day win last weekend, and were on the money again on this occasion.

Were it not for a one-point deduction, they would have a share of the lead.

Daniele Gastaldello was their hero, scoring the winner 23 minutes from time after Maxi Lopez and Simone Vergassola had traded goals.

It was a get-out-of-jail goal for Gastaldello too, as he had earlier given away a penalty which led to Vergassola's equaliser.

He took over the match-winning mantel from Andrea Costa, who scored the memorable goal at the San Siro last week, and the full-back impressed again tonight, whipping in an eighth-minute cross that nearly laid on an opener for Eder.

Lopez then started to impose himself on the game, playing in Eder who was denied by Gianluca Pegolo, who produced a sublime double save to keep out the Brazilian.

Ze Eduardo Love tried to get Siena - still in minus points owing to their own deduction - moving, but was kept out by Sergio Romero.

The opening goal would deservedly go to Samp, though, with Lopez trapping the ball in the box before wriggling free to get a shot away.

Love tried his luck again after the break, drilling over from the edge of the area, with Emanuele Calaio then planting a header wide.

Both men were celebrating with 62 minutes gone, though, although Calaio might have been more relieved when Vergassola followed up his penalty - given for Gastaldello's foul on him - which struck the post.

But Gastaldello quickly redeemed himself, rising to nod in Pedro Obiang's cross and give his side a lead they would not surrender again.

Siena ended the game with 10 men after Felipe was given a second yellow card with seven minutes remaining.

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1 AC Milan 0 0
2 Atalanta 0 0
3 Cagliari 0 0
4 Cesena 0 0
5 Chievo 0 0
6 Empoli 0 0
7 Fiorentina 0 0
8 Genoa 0 0
9 Inter Milan 0 0
10 Juventus 0 0
11 Lazio 0 0
12 Napoli 0 0
13 Palermo 0 0
14 Parma 0 0
15 Roma 0 0
16 Sampdoria 0 0
17 Sassuolo 0 0
18 Torino 0 0
19 Udinese 0 0
20 Verona 0 0