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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 24 57
2 Roma 24 48
3 Napoli 25 45
4 Lazio 25 43
5 Fiorentina 25 42
6 Sampdoria 25 39
7 Genoa 24 36
8 Torino 25 36
9 Inter Milan 25 35
10 AC Milan 25 34
11 Palermo 25 34
12 Sassuolo 25 29
13 Udinese 24 28
14 Empoli 25 28
15 Verona 25 28
16 Chievo 25 25
17 Atalanta 25 23
18 Cagliari 25 20
19 Cesena 25 19
20 Parma 23 10