Stalemate at Stadio Ciro Vigorito, as Benevento draw 1-1 with Sampdoria

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Technical card:
Benevento: Emil Audero, Bartosz Bereszynski, Omar Colley, Lorenzo Tonelli, Tommaso Augello, Adrien Silva, Morten Thorsby, Antonio Candreva, Ernesto Torregrossa, Keita Balde and Jakub Jankto
Sampdoria: Lorenzo Montipo, Alessandro Tuia, Kamil Glik, Federico Barba, Fabio Depaoli, Pasquale Schiattarella, Artur Ionita, Riccardo Improta, Gianluca Caprari, Roberto Insigne and Gianluca Lapadula
Stadium: Stadio Ciro Vigorito
Goals: Gianluca Caprari (1-0, min. 55) and Keita Balde (1-1, min. 80)

On Sunday, Benevento and Sampdoria were held to a 1-1 draw at Stadio Ciro Vigorito. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Benevento were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last game 4-0 to Internazionale. Sampdoria, on the other hand, were beaten 2-0 in the previous match against Juventus. After today’s result, Benevento are in 12th place on the table and has 23 points while Sampdoria sit in 10th with 27 points after 21 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Benevento staged a comeback in the second half, beginning with a goal from Gianluca Caprari in the 55th minute. However, they didn’t maintain the lead for long though, an equalizer from a Keita Balde in the 80th minute brought Sampdoria level, and the game ended 1-1.

For Benevento, Nicolas Viola, Daam Foulon, Marco Sau, Luca Caldirola and Giuseppe Di Serio came on for Lorenzo Tonelli, Antonio Candreva, Adrien Silva, Morten Thorsby and Ernesto Torregrossa, while Sampdoria brought on Maya Yoshida, Mikkel Damsgaard, Albin Ekdal, Valerio Verre and Fabio Quagliarella to replace Lorenzo Tonelli, Antonio Candreva, Adrien Silva, Morten Thorsby and Ernesto Torregrossa.

There were bookings for Alessandro Tuia, Riccardo Improta, Fabio Depaoli and Artur Ionita from Benevento and Adrien Silva and Lorenzo Tonelli for Sampdoria.

Benevento will next travel to Bologna, while Sampdoria will face Fiorentina at home.

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