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Italian Serie A

(ATT 22,000) 16th September 2012 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: R Pinzani

Pescara Pescara vs Sampdoria Sampdoria

Pescara 2

M Celik (75)
G Caprari (90)

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Sampdoria 3

M Lopez (31, 76)
M Estigarribia (60)

Samp continue strong start

Last Updated: 16/09/12 7:12pm

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Maxi Lopez: At the double for Samdoria

Maxi Lopez: At the double for Samdoria

A Maxi Lopez double helped Sampdoria maintain their 100 per cent start to the Serie A season with a 3-2 win at Pescara.

The Argentinian gave his side the lead, which was doubled by Marcelo Estigarribia in the second period.

Mervan Celik pulled a goal back for the hosts with 15 minutes left before Lopez netted again to extend his side's advantage, as Gianluca Caprari scored a late consolation.

The home side came close to making the perfect start when, after six minutes, Ante Vukusic smashed an effort on to the bar from 20 yards out.

And after half an hour they were made to pay as Lopez netted from close range following an excellent pass from Eder.

The Brazilian striker went close to doubling his side's advantage a minute after the restart after his effort flew just wide of the right-hand post.

Three minutes later Vukusic hit the bar again from inside the box after his effort was deflected by Sampdoria stopper Tommaso Berni.

The visitors were two up on the hour mark after Estigarribia's run from the left channel went unchallenged with the Paraguayan slotting past Mattia Perin.

Pescara were back in the match after 75 minutes when Celik beat the offside trap and then Berni to reduce arrears, but just two minutes later Lopez restored his side's two-goal advantage.

Caprari completed the scoring with just a minute left with a drilled effort from outside the area, but it was too little too late for the home side who are yet to get off the mark in the league.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 34 79
2 Roma 34 64
3 Lazio 34 63
4 Napoli 34 59
5 Fiorentina 34 52
6 Sampdoria 34 51
7 Genoa 34 50
8 Inter Milan 34 49
9 Torino 33 48
10 Palermo 34 43
11 AC Milan 34 43
12 Udinese 34 41
13 Chievo 34 41
14 Verona 34 40
15 Empoli 33 38
16 Sassuolo 34 37
17 Atalanta 34 33
18 Cagliari 34 27
19 Cesena 34 24
20 Parma 34 16

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