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Lazio and Sampdoria eye Cup glory

Lazio and Sampdoria have flattered to deceive in Serie A this term despite their attacking potential but Wednesday’s Coppa Italia final offers a chance to end the season on a high and qualify for Europe. Lazio, 10th in the league, lost 3-1 at home to Udinese on Saturday with their eyes firmly fixed on the [...]

The Yank's Guide To Serie A: Sampdoria

Nickname(s): The Blue-Ringed All-Time Ranking: 10th 2007/2008 Finish: 6th 2008/2009 Position (as of 04/07): 12th Coach: Walter Mazzarri Key Players: Antonio Cassano, Paolo Sammarco, Giampaolo Pazzini History: Sampdoria was founded in 1946 when two historic squads merged to form one “supersquad”. But, other than their 90/91 league title and four Coppa Italia victories between 1984 and 1994, [...]

Pazzini Off to Sampdoria

English Premiership side Everton have lost out on their bid to bolster their strike force.  The club was rumored to be after Giampaolo Pazzini, but Sampdoria has snuck in and taken the striker off of Fiorentina’s hands in a deal that could be worth an eventual €8million (£7.2m). The 24-year-old former Italian U-21 international was [...]