BOGLIASCO – Armando Madonna’s Inter side fell to their first defeat this year in their rearranged matchday eight clash against Sampdoria in the Primavera 1 TIM division. The Blucerchiati ran out 2-1 winners against the Nerazzurri, who were unable to make their late pressure pay. Inter’s U19s will have the opportunity to get back to winning ways against Pescara on Saturday.
After an even first 15 minutes where the game was largely played in midfield, Inter had the first opportunity of the match in the 19th minute through Mulattieri, who was unable to find the net following Persyn’s cross. Pompetti then had an effort for the hosts after 25 minutes but Stankovic was able to put the ball behind for a corner. The Nerazzurri threatened with half an hour on the clock: Persyn set up Schirò for a shot, but the Sampdoria defence somewhat fortuitously managed to get a toe to the ball and send it narrowly wide. The deadlock was broken in the 40th minute when D’Amico’s great free kick flew into the net.
Immediately after the restart, Mulattieri headed Squizzato’s free kick onto the crossbar before the Blucerchiati punished Inter on the counter: Balde slid the ball through to Rocha, who subsequently supplied the finish to extend the hosts’ lead. In the 78th minute, the Nerazzurri reduced the arrears through Casadei, who scored with a great left-footed strike on his Primavera debut. Madonna’s team poured forward late on, but the hosts managed to hold firm and see the game out to pick up the three points.
SAMPDORIA 2-1 INTER
Goalscorers: 40' D'Amico, 52' Rocha, 78' Casadei
SAMPDORIA: 1 Raspa, 2 Rocha Lima, 3 Obert, 4 Pompetti, 5 Veips, 6 Canovi (90’ Doda 14), 7 Chrysostomou (80’ Trimboli 17), 8 Siatounis, 9 Prelec, 10 D'Amico, 11 Balde Balde (C) (78’ Angileri 13)
Substitutes: 12 Avogadri, 22 Saio, 15 Ercolano, 16 Sabattini, 18 Dos Santos Amado, 19 Bahlouli, 20 Scaffidi
Coach: Massimo Cottafava
INTER: 1 Stankovic; 2 Moretti (72’ Casadei 18), 4 Ntube, 6 Pirola; 7 Persyn, 8 Gianelli, 5 Squizzato (10' st Gnonto 20), 10 Schirò, 3 Burgio (46’ Vezzoni 17); 11 Mulattieri (65’ Bonfanti 19), 9 Vergani (55’ Fonseca 22)
Substitutes: 12 Pozzer, 21 Tononi, 13 Kinkoue, 14 Cortinovis, 15 Dimarco, 16 Boscolo Chio
Coach: Armando Madonna
Referee: Francesco Meraviglia
Added time: 0', 4'
Bookings: 42' Pompetti, 73’ Rocha
Red card: 74’ Pompetti (two bookings)