Sampdoria 2-2 Spezia Calcio: Sampdoria claim draw vs Spezia 2-2 at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris

Sampdoria failed to secure all three points at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris against Spezia
Sampdoria vs. Spezia Calcio
Adriano Saul

Adriano Saul

Reporting from beautiful, colorful city of Genoa, Adriano goes to the great lengths to make sure that no football fan remains uninformed about everything that happens in the best league of Italy.

On Wednesday, Sampdoria and Spezia were held to a 2-2 draw at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Both Sampdoria and Spezia arrived at the match from previous defeats in the league. Sampdoria were looking to get back winning ways, following a previous defeat to Internazionale. Spezia, on the other hand, were beaten 4-1 in the previous match against Napoli. As the table looks today, Sampdoria are in 9th place, with 46 points from 36 matches, while Spezia sit in 17th, with 35 points from 36.

Spezia found the net first, with Tommaso Pobega giving Spezia the lead at the 15 minute mark. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Valerio Verre equalised for Sampdoria in the 32nd minute, to take a 1-1 lead into half time.

Spezia fought back the second half, thanks to Tommaso Pobega finding the net again at the 73 minute mark. In the end though, their lead was short lived, as Keita Balde equalised for The Blue-circled, on 80 minutes, leaving the final score at 2-2.

Both managers used the full entitlement. For Sampdoria, Keita Balde and Mikkel Damsgaard, came on for Manolo Gabbiadini and Valerio Verre, Spezia brought on Emmanuel Gyasi, Kevin Agudelo, Nahuel Estevez and Daniele Verde, to replace Roberto Piccoli, Tommaso Pobega, Leo Sena and Giulio Maggiore.

There were bookings for Valerio Verre and Albin Ekdal from Sampdoria, and Giulio Maggiore and Diego Farias, for Spezia.

Sampdoria will next play Udinese away, with Spezia facing Torino at home.

Technical card:
Sampdoria: Emil Audero, Bartosz Bereszynski, Maya Yoshida, Lorenzo Tonelli, Tommaso Augello, Antonio Candreva, Jakub Jankto, Valerio Verre (Mikkel Damsgaard, min.67), Albin Ekdal, Fabio Quagliarella and Manolo Gabbiadini (Keita Balde, min.62)
Spezia Calcio: Ivan Provedel, Salva Ferrer, Claudio Terzi, Martin Erlic, Simone Bastoni, Tommaso Pobega (Kevin Agudelo, min.75), Leo Sena (Nahuel Estevez, min.75), Giulio Maggiore (Daniele Verde, min.87), Diego Farias, Roberto Piccoli (Emmanuel Gyasi, min.46) and Riccardo Saponara
Stadium: the Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Goals: Tommaso Pobega (0-1, min. 15), Valerio Verre (1-1, min. 32), Tommaso Pobega (1-2, min. 73) and Keita Balde (2-2, min. 80)

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