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Luigi Ferraris (ATT 23,000) 8th December 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: D Celi

Sampdoria Sampdoria vs Catania Catania

Sampdoria 2

Eder (54)
M Gabbiadini (77)

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Sampdoria end winless run

Last Updated: 08/12/13 5:07pm

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Eder celebrates his goal for Sampdoria

Eder celebrates his goal for Sampdoria

Sampdoria claimed their first win in six games as goals by Eder and Manolo Gabbiadini secured a 2-0 win over Catania in Serie A.

Samp had not won since October 26 and their record of just two points from five games had seen them sit precariously close to the relegation zone.

For Catania it was their third successive defeat and keeps them rooted firmly to the bottom of the table.

It was all Sampdoria in the first half with Gabbiadini heavily involved, his right-footed shot saved by Alberto Frison before firing narrowly wide moments later.

Nicola Pozzi was played in by Andre Coasta but his shot from the edge of the area went over the bar.

Eder then had a chance but Frison comfortably saved before Costa and Roberto Soriano both fired over from distance as half-time arrived with the game goalless.

The hosts began the second half in much the same manner they ended the first, Pedro Obiang firing wide.

However, it had only been a matter of time before Catania were breached and that came about nine minutes into the second half.

Lorenzo De Silvestri sent a right-wing cross into the box which found Eder at the far post and he slotted home from close range.

Obiang fired high and wide before Eder attempted to chip Frison at the far post but the goalkeeper managed to block.

Sampdoria then sealed victory with a second goal 13 minutes from time with a classy finish by Gabbiadini, curling home at the far post with the keeper well beaten.

Gabbiadini came close to adding a third a minute from time but Frison managed to go down to his left to thwart his shot from outside the box.

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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 33 87
2 Roma 33 79
3 Napoli 33 67
4 Fiorentina 33 58
5 Inter Milan 33 53
6 Parma 33 51
7 Torino 33 48
8 AC Milan 33 48
9 Lazio 33 48
10 Verona 33 46
11 Atalanta 33 46
12 Sampdoria 33 41
13 Genoa 33 39
14 Udinese 33 38
15 Cagliari 33 33
16 Chievo 33 30
17 Bologna 33 28
18 Livorno 33 25
19 Sassuolo 33 25
20 Catania 33 20