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Mar 7, 2015 at 5pm UK at Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Sampdoria
2-0
CagliariCagliari
De Silvestri (33'), Eto'o (72')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Avelar (82')

Result: Samuel Eto'o strike seals Sampdoria victory over Cagliari

Samuel Eto'o scores late on as Sampdoria beat lowly Cagliari and move level on points with Fiorentina in Serie A.

Samuel Eto'o scored late on as Sampdoria boosted their quest for a European place with victory over relegation-threatened Cagliari in Serie A.

The Blucerchiati looked to make inroads in the opening minutes at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, with Afriyie Acquah and Eto'o both having early strikes blocked by the Sardinian side's defence.

Gianfranco Zola's team almost took the lead midway through the first half when Samuele Longo's shot was saved by Emiliano Viviano in the Samp goal.

However, it was Sinisa Mihajlovic's men who broke the deadlock in Genoa when Luis Muriel's corner was met by Lorenzo De Silvestri in the heart of the area, and the defender's header proved too much for keeper Zeljko Brkic.

Early in the second half, Longo came close to a Cagliari equaliser when he reached Diego Farias's pinpoint cross, only for Viviano to save low down to his right.

Samp made sure of victory 18 minutes from time when Eto'o rifled Matias Silvestre's cross into the top corner of Brkic's net.

Cagliari's evening was made worse when Danilo Avelar was sent off after his challenge on Eder earned him a second yellow card.

Mihajlovic's side held on for a victory that moves them level on points with Fiorentina, although the Viola have a superior goal difference.

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