Sampdoria edges fellow struggler Cremonese for first win

Published Oct. 24, 2022 2:45 p.m. ET

Sampdoria recorded its first win of the season on Monday by 1-0 over fellow Serie A struggler Cremonese, which was ruing an early missed penalty.

A late Omar Colley goal was enough to give Sampdoria the result that moved it off the bottom spot. It remained in the relegation zone, however, two points from safety and two above Cremonese.

Cremonese replaced Sampdoria at the foot of the standings and is the only side still without a win after 11 rounds.

The bottom three sides were in action on Monday as 19th-placed Hellas Verona was at Sassuolo later.


Cremonese almost got off to a great start when it was awarded a penalty in the seventh minute — after a pitchside review — for a foul by Samp defender Bruno Amione on David Okereke. But Cyriel Dessers' spot kick was saved by Emil Audero.

Samp broke the deadlock 12 minutes from time. Cremonese failed to properly deal with a free kick and the ball was whipped back into the area where substitute Manolo Gabbiadini nodded it across for Colley to tap in from point-blank range.


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