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PSV sail on at Sampdoria's expense

Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 20.51CET
UC Sampdoria 1-2 PSV Eindhoven
Needing just a point to progress, PSV reached the last 32 in style – and eliminated their hosts – thanks to two second-half goals from Ola Toivonen.
PSV sail on at Sampdoria's expense
Ola Toivonen celebrates heading PSV level early in the second half ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SampdoriaPSV

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
6
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners5
 
4
Offsides8
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
15
Yellow cards5
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 20.51CET

PSV sail on at Sampdoria's expense

UC Sampdoria 1-2 PSV Eindhoven
Needing just a point to progress, PSV reached the last 32 in style – and eliminated their hosts – thanks to two second-half goals from Ola Toivonen.

Two second-half goals from Ola Toivonen rubber-stamped PSV Eindhoven's progress from UEFA Europa League Group I, ending the hopes of UC Sampdoria in the process.

Giampaolo Pazzini struck for the fifth time in three matches for the hosts when he arced a header into the top corner seconds before half-time. The lead was short-lived, however, as the unmarked Toivonen headed in Ibrahim Afellay's centre six minutes after the restart and fired in a loose ball in added time, moments after Sampdoria's Guido Marilungo had been dismissed.

Goals have been hard to come by for Sampdoria of late − only Pazzini has now scored in eight matches since the end of October − yet they almost bucked that trend early on when Marilungo, running on to Pazzini's flick, rattled the outside of the post.

PSV responded with Toivonen missing his kick following Afellay's low, right-wing cross before the hosts lost centre-back Stefano Lucchini to a leg injury. That did little to disrupt a rearguard whose main concern in the first half was that of Balázs Dzsudzsák down the left, and they struck first when the in-form Pazzini stooped to head in Reto Ziegler's left-wing delivery.

With PSV's status atop the group potentially in jeopardy, the Eredivisie leaders upped the tempo, levelling when Toivonen, all alone at the far post, headed past Gianluca Curci. Massimo Volta then spurned a glorious chance to restore the Blucerchiati's lead, somehow glancing Ziegler's corner wide from all of a couple of metres out.

Dzsudzsák was the next to threaten with a free-kick which Curci did well to beat out. Despite Sampdoria needing a goal to prolong their campaign, it was PSV who continued to look the more menacing, and after Marilungo picked up a second yellow card a minute from time, Toivonen was on hand to sweep in the winner late on.

Last updated: 03/12/10 0.05CET

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Lineups

sampdoria

Sampdoria

psv

PSV

85
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
1
IsakssonAndreas Isaksson (GK)
3
ZieglerReto Ziegler
2
MarceloMarcelo
Yellow Card63
4
DessenaDaniele Dessena
Yellow Card90+3
7
ToivonenOla Toivonen
Yellow Card45+2
Goal51
Goal90
6
LucchiniStefano Lucchini
Substitution31
8
EngelaarOrlando Engelaar
10
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Goal45+3
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
11
KomanVladimir Koman
Substitution69
14
PietersErik Pieters
Yellow Card76
16
PoliAndrea Poli
Yellow Card75
Substitution77
18
BoumaWilfred Bouma
17
PalomboAngelo Palombo (C)
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay (C)
19
CacciatoreFabrizio Cacciatore
22
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák
28
GastaldelloDaniele Gastaldello
Yellow Card70
25
ManolevStanislav Manolev
89
MarilungoGuido Marilungo
Yellow Card76
Red Card89
30
ReisJonathan Reis
Substitution84

Substitutes

1
Da CostaAngelo Da Costa (GK)
31
Cássio RamosCássio Ramos (GK)
5
AccardiPietro Accardi
4
RodríguezFrancisco Rodríguez
7
ManniniDaniele Mannini
Substitution77
6
BergMarcus Berg
Substitution84
8
GubertiStefano Guberti
Substitution69
9
LensJeremain Lens
12
TissoneFernando Tissone
10
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
21
SammarcoPaolo Sammarco
15
WuytensStijn Wuytens
26
VoltaMassimo Volta
Substitution31
28
BakkalOtman Bakkal

Coach

Domenico Di Carlo (ITA) Fred Rutten (NED)

Referee

Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)

Fourth official

Johan Hamlin (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Tobias Mattsson (SWE)

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