Chievo beat Sampdoria to end five-match skid

06 October 2012 07:48

Chievo Verona beat Sampdoria 2-1 on Saturday to arrest their five-match losing streak in Eugenio Corini's first match in charge of the Gialloblu.

Former midfielder Corini, who replaced Domenico Di Carlo earlier in the week, saw French striker Cyril Thereau give his side the lead in first-half stoppage time after a clinical counter-attacking move.

But Enzo Maresca, who joined Sampdoria from Spanish outfit Malaga over the summer, hauled the visitors level on 61 minutes when he curled in a sumptuous free-kick from 25 yards.

However, with a draw apparently on the cards, a goalkeeping blunder from Sergio Romero three minutes from time gifted Chievo all three points, the Argentine number one letting David Di Michele's innocuous long-range effort slip through his fingers.

The win for Chievo propels them out of the relegation zone to 16th, while Sampdoria remain fifth after suffering a second successive defeat.

Source: AFP