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Pazzini hits the spot for Sampdoria

Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 20.45CET
UC Sampdoria 1-0 Debreceni VSC
Giampaolo Pazzini scored the only goal from the penalty spot as UC Sampdoria won for the first time in Group I.
Pazzini hits the spot for Sampdoria
Sampdoria celebrate Giampaolo Pazzini's goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SampdoriaDebrecen

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target6
 
5
Corners5
 
3
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
18
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 20.45CET

Pazzini hits the spot for Sampdoria

UC Sampdoria 1-0 Debreceni VSC
Giampaolo Pazzini scored the only goal from the penalty spot as UC Sampdoria won for the first time in Group I.

Giampaolo Pazzini's first-half penalty proved the difference as UC Sampdoria won for the first time in UEFA Europa League Group I to hand Debreceni VSC a second second successive defeat.

Pazzini stepped up after being fouled in the area to turn in the only goal on 18 minutes as the Italian side built on their opening-day draw at PSV Eindhoven. After losing 5-0 at home to FC Metalist Kharkiv in their first match Debrecen might have feared the worst, but they did not buckle and created a number of chances after the break without making one count.

It was not until the 18th minute that the game sprang to life, when Pazzini was hauled down by Zsolt Laczkó. The Italy striker took the penalty himself and sent goalkeeper Mindaugas Malinauskas the wrong way to score his third goal in European competition this season.

Chances were few and Debrecen's best effort of the half did not come until a minute before the break when Gianluca Curci tipped away Péter Czvitkovics's low strike. The Sampdoria goalkeeper was called into action again two minutes after the restart, gathering Yannick Mbengono's shot from a tight angle at the second attempt.

Pazzini then had a pair of chances in quick succession at the other end, but was unable to hit the target, first sending a header over then narrowly failing to get on the end of Antonio Cassano's low cross. Cassano himself came close on 64 minutes but Malinauskas did well to block his snap shot.

Sampdoria were not having things all their own way and Zoltán Kiss flashed a shot narrowly wide before Curci palmed away Czvitkovics's shot after being teed up by Mbengono on 70 minutes. Sampdoria, though, made sure one goal was enough.

Last updated: 02/10/10 2.13CET

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Lineups

sampdoria

Sampdoria

debrecen

Debrecen

85
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
31
MalinauskasMindaugas Malinauskas (GK)
4
DessenaDaniele Dessena
4
ŠimacDajan Šimac
5
AccardiPietro Accardi (C)
20
MbengonoYannick Mbengono
Substitution87
6
LucchiniStefano Lucchini
Yellow Card58
24
MijadinoskiMirsad Mijadinoski
Yellow Card18
7
ManniniDaniele Mannini
Substitution58
28
Z. NagyZoltán Nagy
10
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Goal18
30
KissZoltán Kiss
Yellow Card62
11
KomanVladimir Koman
Substitution80
33
J. VargaJózsef Varga
17
PalomboAngelo Palombo
39
CoulibalyAdamo Coulibaly
19
CacciatoreFabrizio Cacciatore
Substitution73
55
SzakályPéter Szakály
Substitution46
26
VoltaMassimo Volta
77
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics (C)
99
CassanoAntonio Cassano
86
Z. LaczkóZsolt Laczkó
Yellow Card18

Substitutes

1
Da CostaAngelo Da Costa (GK)
12
PantićDjordje Pantić (GK)
8
GubertiStefano Guberti
Substitution58
6
Luis RamosLuis Ramos
9
PozziNicola Pozzi
7
DombiTibor Dombi
12
TissoneFernando Tissone
21
FodorMarcell Fodor
24
RossiniJonathan Rossini
23
SzilágyiPéter Szilágyi
78
ZauriLuciano Zauri
Substitution73
27
BódiÁdám Bódi
Substitution87
89
MarilungoGuido Marilungo
Substitution80
70
KulcsárTamás Kulcsár
Substitution46

Coach

Domenico Di Carlo (ITA) András Herczeg (HUN)

Referee

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Assistant referees

Patrik Filipek (CZE), Krystof Mencl (CZE)

Fourth official

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Radek Příhoda (CZE), Roman Hrubeš (CZE)

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