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Italian Serie A

Luigi Ferraris 24th November 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: D Orsato

Sampdoria Sampdoria vs Lazio Lazio

Sampdoria 1

N Krsticic (S/O 46)
R Soriano (67)


Lazio 1

L Cana (90+4)

Lazio earn point at Samp

Last Updated: 24/11/13 5:00pm

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Lorik Cana of Lazio celebrates his late goal

Lorik Cana of Lazio celebrates his late goal

Lazio defender Lorik Cana's late equaliser denied Sinisa Mihajlovic a winning start to his tenure as Sampdoria coach on Sunday.

The hosts looked to be heading for an important win after substitute Roberto Soriano had given Samp a 67th-minute lead only for Cana to rescue a 1-1 draw for the Romans deep in stoppage time.

Sampdoria played with 10 men from the 46th minute after Nenad Krsticic was shown a straight red card for a two-footed tackle on Cristian Ledesma.

But Lazio failed to make the most of their numerical superiority and in the end will have been relieved to take home a point.

The result halted a run of three straight defeats for Sampdoria, but was not sufficient to lift the Genoa outfit out of the relegation zone.

Lazio remain winless on the road this season, and are eighth in the standings.

Mihajlovic, a former Samp and Lazio player, took up the reins atthe Genoa side on Wednesday after the club dismissed Delio Rossi following a dismal start to the campaign that had seen them win just two out of 12 games.

The hosts should have taken a 34th-minute lead when Manolo Gabbiadini fed Nicola Pozzi in the area. His shot towards the far post beat Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti but was cleared by Abdoulay Konko.

Before half-time Sergio Floccari forced Samp goalkeeper Junior Costa into a full-stretch save with a right-footed strike from 30 yards.

Samp were dealt a blow one minute into the second half when Krsticic was sent off, but Mihajlovic's troops reacted and came close to breaking the deadlock on the hour mark.

Angelo Palombo warmed the hands of Marchetti with a stinging drive from outside the area.

Samp's efforts paid off seven minutes later when Lazio failed to clear their lines and Soriano headed the loose ball past Marchetti.

Samp defended deeply but Lazio finally broke through with seconds remaining.

Floccari fed Cana in the box and he struck a shot into the bottom left corner to silence the crowd at the Luigi Ferraris stadium.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 19 46
2 Roma 19 41
3 Lazio 20 34
4 Napoli 19 33
5 Sampdoria 19 33
6 Fiorentina 19 30
7 Genoa 19 28
8 Palermo 19 26
9 Inter Milan 19 26
10 AC Milan 20 26
11 Sassuolo 20 25
12 Udinese 19 24
13 Torino 19 22
14 Verona 19 21
15 Atalanta 19 20
16 Cagliari 20 19
17 Empoli 19 19
18 Chievo 19 18
19 Parma 19 10
20 Cesena 19 9