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Serie A

  • March 13, 2011
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Angelo Massimino, Catania
  • Referee: N. Rizzoli
  • • Attendance: 9283

Serie A Preview: Catania - Sampdoria

Serie A Preview: Catania - Sampdoria

Catania: Andujar; Alvarez, Silvestre, Spolli, Marchese; Schelotto, Carboni, Lodi; Ricchuiti; Bergessio, Maxi Lopez


Sampdoria: Curci; Zauri, Volta, Lucchini, Ziegler; Mannini, Poli, Dessena; Guberti; Maccarone, Macheda


  • Catania have only two wins from their last ten games.
  • The Elefanti have given up eight goals in the last five games.
  • Catania have beaten Sampdoria only once in their last six Serie A encounters.
  • Sampdoria have now gone four games without a win, drawing one and losing three.
  • The Blucerchiati are without a goal in their last six matches away from home.
  • Samp have failed to score in eight of their last ten games.


November 7, 2010: Sampdoria 0-0 Catania

Chances were at a premium as both sides played out a scoreless draw at the Luigi Ferraris.

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Last Five Matches
May 18, 2014Catania 2 - Atalanta 1ITA1
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May 4, 2014Catania 4 - Roma 1ITA1
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Team News
Available Squads
23Mariano AndújarGoalkeeper
15Giovanni MarcheseDefender
3Nicolás SpolliDefender
6Matías SilvestreDefender
22Pablo ÁlvarezDefender
9Gonzalo BergessioStriker
-Ezequiel CarboniMidfielder
10Adrian RicchiutiMidfielder
10Francesco LodiMidfielder
-Alejandro GómezMidfielder
-Maxi LópezStriker
-Tomáš KošickýGoalkeeper
-Christian TerlizziDefender
-Blazej AugustynDefender
-E. SchelottoMidfielder
-Cristian LlamaMidfielder
8Pablo LedesmaMidfielder
-Takayuki MorimotoStriker
18Gianluca CurciGoalkeeper
-Gilberto Martinez VidalDefender
14Massimo VoltaDefender
78Luciano ZauriDefender
-Zsolt LaczkoMidfielder
21Daniele DessenaMidfielder
16Andrea PoliMidfielder
23Fernando TissoneMidfielder
-Daniele ManniniMidfielder
-Stefano GubertiMidfielder
7Massimo MaccaroneStriker
1Angelo Da CostaGoalkeeper
14Marco PadalinoMidfielder
-Romano PerticoneDefender
17Reto ZieglerDefender
-V. KomanMidfielder
14Pedro ObiangMidfielder
7Jonathan BiabianyStriker
Players to Watch
Maxi López
Maxi López
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Argentine striker has not lived up to expectations and only has six goals to his name so far this season. He will need to be on the prowl if Catania hope to take down a wounded Sampdoria side.
Massimo Maccarone
Massimo Maccarone
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Samp have struggled to score and need the Italian striker to be clinical in front of goal on Sunday. He has two goals in his past five games and needs to add to his tally if Samp are to leave Sicily with a positive result.
Sampdoria are struggling at the moment and will find it tough to beat Catania in front of a hostile crowd. The home side does just enough to pick up the points.
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