Fabrizio Pasqua is looking at his watch and immediately ends this match.
A card of the red variety is shown to Thiago Rangel Cionek (Spal). He has been sent off.
Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) takes a brilliant free kick and curls the ball inside the right post to give the goalkeeper no chance!
There will be a minimum of 7 min. of added time.
Emil Audero (Sampdoria) is literally asking for a yellow card with his behaviour. The referee agrees and books him.
The referee signals a substitution. Nicola Murru (Sampdoria) is brought on as a substitute for Dennis Praet.
Felipe will be replaced by Mirco Antenucci (Spal).
Leonardo Semplici has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Marko Jankovic (Spal) replacing Mattia Valoti.
This is a yellow card! Jacopo Sala (Sampdoria) is not happy with the decision, but from our point of view it was clear.
Ronaldo Vieira (Sampdoria) makes it easy for the referee to show him a yellow card.
Mohamed Salim Fares (Spal) gives the referee no choice but to show him a yellow card.
The game has come to an end for Fabio Quagliarella. He has contributed as much as he could today. He will be replaced by the fresh legs of Gregoire Defrel (Sampdoria).
After what seems an eternity, referee Fabrizio Pasqua decides there was an offside after using VAR to review the goal! NO GOAL for Spal, play to continue.
The Spal players celebrate the goal but the referee immediately signals a VAR review. Let's see what happens. Big moment in the game.
Sergio Floccari (Spal) celebrates a beautiful goal. He wins the ball inside the box from the free kick and plants a header inside the left post. 1:2.
Marco Giampaolo decides to make a substitution. Riccardo Saponara will be replaced by Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria).
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Pasquale Schiattarella trots off the pitch and is replaced by Alessandro Murgia (Spal).
One of the Spal players tripped an opponent and conceded a foul. Free kick. Sampdoria will probably just try to cross the ball in from here.
Sampdoria get a corner.
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) meets a pass on the edge of the penalty area and shoots towards right side of the goal. He didn't put enough power into the effort, though, and Emiliano Viviano pulls off an easy save.
Spal take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) controls a cross inside the six-yard box, but unbelievably sends his shot over the bar.
The referee signals a corner kick to Spal.
Sampdoria are showcasing great team work by exchanging some short passes and one-two passes, waiting to open the opposition's defence and hit them swiftly on the break.
Referee Fabrizio Pasqua blows his whistle to start the second half.
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, bringing to a close the first 45 minutes of the match.
Sampdoria keep possession of the ball by producing short passes and one-two passes from player to player.
2 additional min. will be played.
Mattia Valoti (Spal) delivers a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, an opposition defender is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance. The ball is out of play. Spal will take a throw-in.
The Spal players are displaying brilliant short passes and great ball movement. They are waiting to open the opposition's defence and hit them swiftly on the break.
A player from Sampdoria takes his opponent down, the referee blows his whistle for a foul. Spal get a free kick.
Fabrizio Pasqua interrupts the game. One of the players from Sampdoria won the ball, but his effort is adjudged unfair.
Spal have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Sergio Floccari (Spal) receives a precise low pass inside the box, controls the ball and releases it towards the left post. Unfortunately for him, Emil Audero makes a great save to stop his effort. Now Spal have a corner.
The rebound finds Mattia Valoti (Spal) in space inside the box, but his shot flies high over the bar. That was a promising chance! The ball goes out of play and Sampdoria will have a goal kick.
A player from Spal pulled an opponent down, forcing the referee to blow his whistle. It's a free kick to Sampdoria in a dangerous position.
Spal are playing possession football and controlling the game at present. They are exchanging inch-perfect passes from player to player, making it difficult for the opposition to win the ball.
Goal! Karol Linetty picks out Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) in the box with a decent cross, and he scores in the bottom right corner with a header from close range. 0:2.
One of the Spal players unfairly tackled his opponent and conceded a foul. Sampdoria are given an advantage. They have a free kick.
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) hits a shot towards goal after getting on the end of a cross and the goalkeeper fails to keep it out even though the ball is not struck perfectly!
The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Sampdoria. Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) fires the ball in from a mid-range free kick, but the effort goes just wide of the right post.
A player from Sampdoria brings down an opponent and commits a foul. Spal are awarded a free kick from a dangerous position.
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Spal will kick the game off.
Fabrizio Pasqua was nominated as the referee for this game.
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