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Sampdoria capitalises on Atalanta’s errors

Winner: Duvan Zapata, left, scores in the 84th minute to seal the issue for Sampdoria.

Winner: Duvan Zapata, left, scores in the 84th minute to seal the issue for Sampdoria.   | Photo Credit: AP

In a match featuring two clubs within striking distance of the Europa League places, Sampdoria won 2-1 at Atalanta by taking advantage of two defensive errors.

Gianluca Caprari scored after defender Rafael Toloi slipped on the rain-slickened pitch. Then after Toloi’s equaliser, Duvan Zapata ran onto an errant back pass by Nicolas Haas and scored his 10th of the season.

Atalanta, Fiorentina and Sampdoria are level on points. Genoa beat relegation-threatened Cagliari 2-1 with a last-minute goal from Iuri Medeiros. Medeiros on loan from Sporting Lisbon, scored with an expert control and curving shot. Gianluca Lapadula had put Genoa ahead with a header early in the second half and Nicola Barella equalised with a penalty.

It was the sixth goal this season for the 21-year-old Barella, making him the youngest midfielder to score more than five goals in Europe’s five major leagues this season.

The results: Serie A: Genoa 2 (Lapadula 53, Medeiros 90) bt Cagliari 1 (Barella 62-pen).

Atalanta 1 (Toloi 67) lost to Sampdoria 2 (Caprari 43, Zapata 84).

Udinese 0 lost to Fiorentina 2 (Veretout 29-pen, Simeone 71).

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