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Italian Serie A

Luigi Ferraris (ATT 23,000) 28th April 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: N Rizzoli

Sampdoria Sampdoria vs Fiorentina Fiorentina

Sampdoria 0

D Gastaldello (S/O 80)


Fiorentina 3

J Cuadrado (36)
A Ljajic (41)
A Aquilani (73)

Comfortable win for Fiorentina

Last Updated: 28/04/13 8:29pm

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Juan Cuadrado celebrates his goal with Gonzalo Rodriguez

Juan Cuadrado celebrates his goal with Gonzalo Rodriguez

Adem Ljajic starred as Fiorentina cruised to a 3-0 victory away to Sampdoria, who played the last 10 minutes of the game a man short following the sending off of Daniele Gastaldello.

Ljajic ran the show for the visitors and against a team coached by former Fiorentina boss Delio Rossi, who lost that job following a violent altercation with the Serbian last May.

He scored the second just before the break, adding to Juan Cuadrado's opener, before setting up Alberto Aquilani for the third.

The victory boosted Fiorentina's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

Fiorentina's first chance came after 12 minutes when Cuadrado got down the right and crossed for David Pizarro, who shot from the edge of the box, but Sergio Romero got down well to save.

Three minutes later Sampdoria's Maxi Lopez picked out Andrea Poli, but his shot from the edge of the box went high over the bar.

Just after the half hour Cuadrado

tried a lob but Romero tipped it over the bar

Fiorentina finally took the lead nine minutes before half-time when Cuadrado shot from long distance and found the bottom corner.

Four minutes before half-time Ljajic doubled their advantage with a well-taken goal.

Ljajic pounced on a loose ball in the Sampdoria area and shot across Romero to score at the far post.

Two minutes into the second half Aquilani tried his luck from the edge of the area but shot over the bar.

At the other end Gaetano Berardi's shot from outside the area was well off target.

And with 17 minutes remaining Fiorentina scored a third when Ljajic got down the right and crossed low for Aquilani, who scored from close range.

Sampdoria's misery was completed 10 minutes from time when Gastaldello was shown a red card for his foul on Ljajic, which denied the Serbian the chance of another goal.

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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 33 24
19 Cesena 34 24
20 Parma 33 16