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Standard too hot to handle for Sampdoria

Published: Wednesday 3 December 2008, 23.50CET
R. Standard de Liège 3-0 UC Sampdoria
Igor De Camargo was in fine fettle, scoring one and setting up two as the Belgian side secured progress to the last 32 and left Samp with it all to do.
Standard too hot to handle for Sampdoria
Igor De Camargo celebrates with team-mate Oguchi Oneywu after the defender's goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

StandardSampdoria

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target2
 
2
Corners4
 
3
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed23
 
14
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 08/03/2012 15:58 CET

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Published: Wednesday 3 December 2008, 23.50CET

Standard too hot to handle for Sampdoria

R. Standard de Liège 3-0 UC Sampdoria
Igor De Camargo was in fine fettle, scoring one and setting up two as the Belgian side secured progress to the last 32 and left Samp with it all to do.

R. Standard de Liège ensured their impressive European campaign would continue into 2009 as three first-half goals set up a comfortable win against UC Sampdoria, sealing their progress from Group C with a game to spare.

Tough ask
László Bölöni's team already had one foot in the Round of 32 after back-to-back 1-0 victories over Sevilla FC and FK Partizan, but left nothing to chance in a powerful first-half performance in Belgium. Headers from Igor De Camargo and Oguchi Onyewu put the hosts firmly in control by the 35-minute mark, and by half-time Milan Jovanović had made it 3-0, rounding off a brilliant counterattack with a tidy finish. There was no way back for Sampdoria, who must now beat Sevilla in a fortnight to guarantee their survival.

Aerial threat
A draw will suffice for the Italian side should Standard beat VfB Stuttgart in the other Matchday 5 fixture, and given the imperious manner in which they started this contest few would bet against the Belgian champions finishing Group C with a 100 per cent record. De Camargo had headed one good opportunity wide when he broke the deadlock midway through the first half, rising to nod in Jovanović's pinpoint centre. The Brazilian would return the compliment two minutes before half-time, though only after his corner had been turned home by Onyewu.

Killer blow
With Sampdoria reeling De Camargo helped deliver the killer blow – as Standard broke and the ball found its way to him, the quality of his cross was matched by Jovanović's finish. Having rung the changes at the beginning of the second half, the visitors almost replied through Marius Stankevičius but the Lithuanian international blazed over. Instead it was Standard who continued to look the more likely scorers, Jovanović and Dieudonné Mbokani wasting presentable openings.

Last updated: 04/12/08 9.26CET

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Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

sampdoria

Sampdoria

1
AragónRorys Aragón (GK)
Substitution85
1
CastellazziLuca Castellazzi (GK)
2
GoreuxRéginal Goreux
Yellow Card75
3
ZieglerReto Ziegler
4
DanteDante
Yellow Card90
6
LucchiniStefano Lucchini
Yellow Card55
5
OnyewuOguchi Onyewu
Goal35
9
Fornaroli Bruno Fornaroli
Substitution56
8
DefourSteven Defour (C)
14
BottinelliJonathan Bottinelli
9
MbokaniDieumerci Mbokani
Yellow Card86
16
CampagnaroHugo Campagnaro
Substitution56
10
De CamargoIgor De Camargo
Goal23
Substitution74
18
BonazzoliEmiliano Bonazzoli
17
CamozzatoMarcos Camozzato
19
FranceschiniDaniele Franceschini
Yellow Card52
19
SarrMohamed Sarr
23
StankevičiusMarius Stankevičius
Substitution66
23
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
Goal43
Substitution79
40
DelvecchioGennaro Delvecchio (C)
Yellow Card90
28
WitselAxel Witsel
88
DessenaDaniele Dessena

Substitutes

18
De VriendtJérémy De Vriendt (GK)
Substitution85
90
FiorilloVincenzo Fiorillo (GK)
11
ToamaSalim Toama
5
AccardiPietro Accardi
14
MulemoLandry Mulemo
11
BellucciClaudio Bellucci
15
MikulićTomislav Mikulić
21
SammarcoPaolo Sammarco
20
BenkoLeon Benko
28
GastaldelloDaniele Gastaldello
Substitution56
26
NicaiseBenjamin Nicaise
Substitution74
46
PieriMirko Pieri
Substitution66
36
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
Substitution79
99
CassanoAntonio Cassano
Substitution56

Coach

László Bölöni (ROU) Walter Mazzarri (ITA)

Referee

Tony Chapron (FRA)

Assistant referees

Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA), Corinne Nadine Lagrange (FRA)

Fourth official

Clément Turpin (FRA)

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