Salernitana 4-0 Sampdoria: Granate come down hard on Samp

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Salernitana eased past Sampdoria in a 4-0 victory on Sunday at Stadio Arechi. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Salernitana were looking for a victory after a scoreless draw against Udinese in their previous match whilst Sampdoria were unable to beat Juventus in a 0-0 draw. As things stand, Salernitana and Sampdoria sit 9th, (4 points) and 17th, (1 point), in the league respectively, after 3 matches.

The first half of the match started well for granate, when Boulaye Dia opened the rout after only 7 minutes. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Federico Bonazzoli, 16 minutes in, concluding the first half 2-0.

Salernitana started the second half with an intensified spirit, with an early goal from Tonny Vilhena in the 50th minute. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Erik Botheim, at 76 minutes to make it 4-0.

Substitutions for Salernitana included Grigoris Kastanos, Erik Botheim, Diego Valencia, Junior Sambia and Lorenzo Pirola for Pasquale Mazzocchi, Federico Bonazzoli, Boulaye Dia, Antonio Candreva and Norbert Gyomber, repectively. Sampdoria replaced Valerio Verre, Manolo Gabbiadini, Fabio Quagliarella, Ronaldo Vieira and Gerard Yepes with Filip Djuricic, Mehdi Leris, Francesco Caputo, Gonzalo Villar and Abdelhamid Sabiri.

There were bookings for Pasquale Mazzocchi and Erik Botheim from Salernitana. For Sampdoria, Fabio Depaoli and Tomas Rincon saw yellow.

Salernitana will next play Bologna away, with Sampdoria facing Lazio at home.

Technical card:
Salernitana:Luigi Sepe, Federico Fazio, Norbert Gyomber (Lorenzo Pirola, min.82), Dylan Bronn, Antonio Candreva (Junior Sambia, min.78), Tonny Vilhena, Lassana Coulibaly, Giulio Maggiore, Pasquale Mazzocchi (Grigoris Kastanos, min.46), Federico Bonazzoli (Erik Botheim, min.66) and Boulaye Dia (Diego Valencia, min.78)
Sampdoria:Emil Audero, Fabio Depaoli, Alex Ferrari, Omar Colley, Tommaso Augello, Mehdi Leris (Manolo Gabbiadini, min.62), Gonzalo Villar (Ronaldo Vieira, min.63), Abdelhamid Sabiri (Gerard Yepes, min.80), Tomas Rincon, Filip Djuricic (Valerio Verre, min.62) and Francesco Caputo (Fabio Quagliarella, min.63)
Stadium:Stadio Arechi
Goals:Boulaye Dia (1-0, min. 7), Federico Bonazzoli (2-0, min. 16), Tonny Vilhena (3-0, min. 50) and Erik Botheim (4-0, min. 76)