Verona 2-1 Sampdoria: Verona battle back from behind to land home win

Verona vs Sampdoria
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Hellas Verona’s 2-1 win over Sampdoria on Sunday, was hard fought at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were each keen to pick up points. Verona were aiming to improve their league standing after a 1-1 draw against Empoli. Sampdoria were struggling for form following a draw in their last match. Verona are now in 13th place, with 5 points from 5 matches, while Sampdoria sit in 18th, with 2 points from 5.

The Blue-circled started strongly in the first half, when Francesco Caputo found the net, 40 minutes in. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Emil Audero in the 44th minute, brought Verona level. However they weren’t finished yet and Josh Doig made it 2-1 just before half-time, to take a 2-1 lead into half time. The second half was uneventful with no goals and little action at either end.

Substitutions for Verona included Koray Gunter, Adrien Tameze, Yayah Kallon, Fabio Depaoli and Martin Hongla for Pawel Dawidowicz, Ivan Ilic, Kevin Lasagna, Miguel Veloso and Filippo Terracciano, respectively. Sampdoria brought on Filip Djuricic, Manolo Gabbiadini, Mehdi Leris, Gonzalo Villar and Ignacio Pussetto, to replace Valerio Verre, Fabio Quagliarella, Bartosz Bereszynski, Ronaldo Vieira and Abdelhamid Sabiri.

There were bookings for Ivan Ilic and Thomas Henry from Verona. For Sampdoria, Abdelhamid Sabiri and Omar Colley saw yellow.

Verona will next play Lazio away, with Sampdoria facing AC Milan at home.

Technical card:
Hellas Verona:Lorenzo Montipo, Isak Hien, Pawel Dawidowicz (Koray Gunter, min.46), Diego Coppola, Filippo Terracciano (Martin Hongla, min.89), Darko Lazovic, Ivan Ilic (Adrien Tameze, min.73), Miguel Veloso (Fabio Depaoli, min.85), Josh Doig, Thomas Henry and Kevin Lasagna (Yayah Kallon, min.73)
Sampdoria:Emil Audero, Bartosz Bereszynski (Mehdi Leris, min.72), Omar Colley, Alex Ferrari, Tommaso Augello, Valerio Verre (Filip Djuricic, min.59), Abdelhamid Sabiri (Ignacio Pussetto, min.79), Ronaldo Vieira (Gonzalo Villar, min.72), Tomas Rincon, Fabio Quagliarella (Manolo Gabbiadini, min.59) and Francesco Caputo
Stadium:Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi
Goals:Francesco Caputo (0-1, min. 40), Emil Audero (1-1, min. 44) and Josh Doig (2-1, min. 45)