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  • Writer's pictureSimon Basten

Signori better than Sosa?

Updated: Apr 4

Game 1, Serie A

Sunday, September 6, 1992

Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa

Sampdoria Lazio 3-3

Signori presents himself to the Lazio fans with a brace against Sampdoria. He could be better than Ruben Sosa after all.

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The game opened in the 7th minute when Diego Fuser, in trying to clear the box, sent a perfect volley in the back of the wrong net following a corner taken by Roberto Mancini.

The Lazio fans were curious to see if the team would suffer the loss of Ruben Sosa and how Beppe Signori would adapt to the new reality; he soon showed what he could do not only once but twice. In the 19th minute, after Fuser missed a very easy chance, Lazio equalised. Thomas Doll lobbed the ball over the Sampdoria defence and Signori from an almost impossible angle beat Gianluca Pagliuca. Three minutes later, 2-1 for Lazio. Fuser entered the box on the right and from the byline put the ball into the middle for Signori who beat Pagliuca again.

Sampdoria reacted and in the 38th minute equalised with a thunderous free kick taken by Vladimir Jugovic, 22 metres from the Lazio goal.

In the 53rd minute Jugovic in the Lazio half passed to Mancini who left the ball to Mauro Bertarelli. Mauro Bonomi tried to clear but was ineffective, the Sampdoria centre forward dribbled past Valerio Fiori and was fouled. Mancini took the spot kick and it was 3-2 for the home team.

In the 75th minute there was a corner for Lazio. Giovanni Stroppa quickly passed the ball to Fuser who crossed into the box. Des Walker missed the header but Renato Buso did not, unfortunately for Sampdoria, putting the ball in the back of his own net. Sampdoria 3 Lazio 3.

In the end a good draw for Lazio and an excellent start for Beppe Signori.

Who played for Sampdoria

Pagliuca, Mannini, Lanna, Walker, Vierchowod, Invernizzi, Lombardo (88' Chiesa), Jugovic, Bertarelli (I) (70' Buso), R. Mancini, Serena.

Substitutes: Nuciari, Sacchetti, Corini.

Manager: Eriksson.

Who played for Lazio

Substitutes: Di Sarno, Corino, Sclosa

Manager: Zoff

Referee: Pezzella

Goals: 7’ Fuser (og), 19’ Signori, 22’ Signori, 38’ Jugovic, 53’ Mancini (pen), 75’ Buso (og)



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