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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)


Catania 0

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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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 32 73
2 Lazio 32 59
3 Roma 32 58
4 Napoli 32 56
5 Sampdoria 32 50
6 Fiorentina 32 49
7 Genoa 32 47
8 Torino 32 47
9 Inter Milan 32 45
10 AC Milan 32 43
11 Palermo 32 41
12 Verona 32 39
13 Udinese 32 38
14 Chievo 32 37
15 Sassuolo 32 36
16 Empoli 32 35
17 Atalanta 32 31
18 Cagliari 32 24
19 Cesena 32 23
20 Parma 32 16