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Italian Serie A

Renzo Barbera (ATT 17,064) 31st August 2014 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Tomassi

Palermo Palermo vs Sampdoria Sampdoria

Palermo 1

P Dybala (7)


Sampdoria 1

V Regini (S/O 41)
D Gastaldello (90+1)

Palermo denied at the death

Last Updated: 31/08/14 11:15pm

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Daniele Gastakdelo of Sampdoria celebrates after scoring the equalizing goal

Daniele Gastakdelo of Sampdoria celebrates after scoring the equalizing goal

Palermo were denied a victory on their return to Serie A after a stoppage-time equaliser by Daniele Gastaldello salvaged a point for 10-man Sampdoria on Sunday.

Argentinian striker Paulo Dybala had put the Sicilian outfit ahead in the seventh minute.

Samp were dealt another blow before the interval when defender Vasco Regini was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Palermo had chances to double their lead but failed to convert them and were ultimately punished with Gastaldello's last-gasp goal silencing the crowd at the Renzo Barbera stadium.

Last season's Serie B champions enjoyed a strong start and went ahead when Edgar Barreto found Dybala in the area and the South American coolly struck the ball from 12 yards past Sampdoria goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano.

Samp should have restored parity in the 21st minute but Pedro Obiang's goal-bound attempt was met by a fine save from Palermo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino.

Barreto almost doubled Palermo's lead on the half-hour mark but his bullet strike from 30 yards went wide of the far post.

Regini was then shown his second yellow card for a deliberate handball in the 41st minute, leaving his team to play on a man down.

Palermo dominated possession after the re-start but could not break Samp's well-placed defence until the 77th minute.

Andrea Belotti fed Franco Vazquez in the area and the striker fired way off target from a good position.

Samp had the last say of the game when Lorenzo De Silvestri headed a corner into the path of Gastaldello and the 31-year-old defender struck the ball from six yards past Sorrentino.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 37 86
2 Roma 37 70
3 Lazio 37 66
4 Napoli 37 63
5 Fiorentina 37 61
6 Genoa 37 59
7 Sampdoria 37 55
8 Inter Milan 37 52
9 Torino 37 51
10 AC Milan 37 49
11 Palermo 37 46
12 Sassuolo 37 46
13 Verona 37 45
14 Chievo 37 43
15 Empoli 37 42
16 Udinese 37 41
17 Atalanta 37 37
18 Cagliari 37 31
19 Cesena 37 24
20 Parma 37 18