Sampdoria and Genoa split spoils in Serie A derby match

Andrea Bertolacci of Genoa CFC is challenged by Angelo Palombo of UC Sampdoria during their derby match.

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GENOA, Italy — Sampdoria drew 1-1 at home to Genoa in a Serie A derby on Tuesday that left the two sides level on points in the fight for a European place.

Originally scheduled for Saturday, the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Genoa could have won it right at the end when Juraj Kucka headed Diego Perotti’s free kick onto the crossbar and Emiliano Viviano kept out Andrea Bertolacci’s follow-up with a stunning save. Kucka then blazed over from close range.

Genoa took the lead in the 17th minute when M’Baye Niang gathered on the right and crossed for Iago Falque to tap in at the far post.

However, Eder pounced on a mistake by Facundo Roncaglia to level two minutes later.

The clubs are three points behind fifth-place Fiorentina.