• Giampaolo: 'Samp needed that win'

    Giampaolo: 'Samp needed that win'

    Sampdoria tactician Marco Giampaolo congratulated his team on beating Bologna 4-1 to end their five-round winless streak. Fabio Quagliarella’s brace, Dennis Praet and Gaston Ramirez secured the victory at Marassi this evening. “These are those classic games you feel ought to be won, but they’re never easy and my team did well not to get…

  • Giampaolo: 'Samp lost confidence'

    Giampaolo: 'Samp lost confidence'

    Marco Giampaolo concedes Sampdoria “lost confidence” in the 1-1 draw with Genoa. “Our midfield was more set up to play with quality.” The Blucerchiati had started strong, leading through a Fabio Quagliarella header, but after Krzysztof Piatek’s penalty, they had to thank Emil Audero for a series of decisive saves. “The Derby is a different…