Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Surprise Sampdoria takes first in Serie A
by Paul Kennedy, September 28th, 2009 6:45AM

MOST READ


[ITALY] Sampdoria, which hasn't won the Serie A title since 1991, is the surprise of the Italian season, taking over first place with a 1-0 win over defending champion Inter Milan, its fifth victory in six games.

Sampdoria took advantage of a mistake by Inter teenage star Davide Santon to break open a tight affair on Giampaolo Pazzini's goal in the 72nd minute.

Santon slipped, allowing Daniele Mannini to take a loose ball and cross for Pazzini to score the winner.

"Santon made a mistake," said Inter coach Jose Mourinho, "but any player can make a mistake. Never in my career have I had a player who hasn't made a mistake."

Sampdoria handed Inter its first loss of the season and took first place over Juventus, which was held to a 1-1 tie by Bologna.

"We did the same as we did for all five matches so far," said Pazzini. "We lost to Fiorentina in midweek, but tonight we did as we always do, worked hard and had a great game."

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Klinsmann: Dempsey start due to Fulham foundation    
[USA MEN] MLS may be the place to be for U.S. World Cup hopefuls, but national ...
Will one-goal lead be enough for Real Madrid?    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Karim Benzema's goal in the 19th minute gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win ...
Brazilian volleys keeper clearance into goal    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] From the Brazilian minor leagues, Gesse of Atletico Acreano met a goalkeeper's clearance ...
Injury-plagued Pontius is sidelined again    
[MLS INJURY REPORT] Add another disheartening chapter to the hard-luck story of D.C. United attacker Chris ...
What They're Saying    
"The net effect will be to reinforce football's [soccer's] presence to such an extent, it will ...
Unbeaten Orlando City is back on top    
[USL PRO: Week 6] Midfielder Kevin Molino, one of the players signed for Orlando City's MLS ...
Union fans mourn death of original supporter    
[OBITUARY] Major League Soccer is not yet so big that the death of a fan is ...
What They're Saying    
"I love David Moyes. Not only as a manager, but as a person. He was very ...
What They're Saying    
"I think the strict lesson is, any time you bring in a player and there's going ...
U.S. Paralympic national team roster    
[OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER CAMP] U.S. Paralympic national team head coach Stuart Sharp named a 17-player roster ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives