Pavel Jaroszynski (Chievo) sends a teasing cross into the area, but Rafael intercepts the ball.
Sampdoria have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
3 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Sampdoria will have a chance to score from a corner kick. Gianluca Caprari (Sampdoria) sends a cross in and finds Fabio Quagliarella inside the box, but one of the defenders steps in and clears the danger.
Dennis Praet (Sampdoria) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area, but it's cleared by an opposing player.
Albin Ekdal (Sampdoria) commits a foul on his opponent and it looks like it should be the other way around at first glance, but the referee makes the right decision in awarding a free kick to the other team.
Dennis Praet (Sampdoria) skips past his man but can't keep the ball in play. The ball is behind the touchline and Chievo will take a throw-in.
Gianluca Aureliano shows a yellow card to Manuel Pucciarelli (Chievo) for a tough tackle.
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and he loses the ball. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Chievo.
Sofian Kiyine (Chievo) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players and Gianluca Aureliano blows his whistle for a foul.
Marco Giampaolo has decided to substitute Junior Tavares and he is replaced by Marco Sau (Sampdoria).
Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria) takes the corner with a short pass.
A substitution has been made. Emanuel Vignato goes off and Sofian Kiyine (Chievo) comes on.
Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared.
What a wasted chance that was! A precise cross into the box finds Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria), whose header flies narrowly wide of the right post.
Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria) attempts to find Junior Tavares with a delicate little through ball from inside the box, but one of the defending players makes a timely intervention.
Fabio Depaoli (Chievo) attempts to send over a cross in order to find one of his teammates, but an opposition defender averts the danger by intercepting the effort.
Junior Tavares (Sampdoria) robs an opponent of the ball and explodes in anger when Gianluca Aureliano blows for a foul.
Domenico Di Carlo prepares a substitution. Sergio Pellissier is replaced by Manuel Pucciarelli (Chievo).
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) struck with a long-range free kick. His attempt flew just wide of the left post. The goalkeeper was lucky there.
Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) receives a yellow card.
Substitution. Karol Linetty will be replaced by Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria).
Sergio Pellissier (Chievo) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
A pass from Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria) is intercepted by Adrian Semper and the move breaks down.
Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria) manages to beat his opponent to the ball, but he commits a foul in the process.
Pavel Jaroszynski (Chievo) sends a lofted cross into the box which is headed clear.
Manolo Gabbiadini will be replaced by Gianluca Caprari (Sampdoria).
Chievo are ruled offside.
Albin Ekdal (Sampdoria) makes an overly-aggressive challenge and Gianluca Aureliano blows his whistle for a foul.
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) starts his run too early and the referee blows for offside.
Sampdoria fail to score from a corner as Adrian Semper (Chievo) leaps to collect the ball.
Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) takes the free kick but it is cleared by the first defender. Sampdoria earn a corner.
A player from Chievo commits a rough challenge. Gianluca Aureliano blows for a foul and keeps the game under control. Sampdoria are awarded the free kick.
Karol Linetty (Sampdoria) fails to pick a body out in the box with an over-hit chip pass. The ball goes out of play and Chievo will have a goal kick.
Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) meets a pass on the edge of the penalty area and shoots towards the middle of the goal. He didn't put enough power into the effort, though, and Adrian Semper pulls off an easy save.
The resulting set piece from Chievo is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Now Sampdoria have a corner.
Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away. The ball goes out of play and Sampdoria have been awarded a corner kick.
The referee blows his whistle, Sampdoria are awarded a corner kick.
A neat pass is well received by Junior Tavares (Sampdoria), who is lurking on the edge of the box and strikes the ball towards the roof of the net, but the goalkeeper makes an incredible save to block his shot.
Sampdoria keep the ball and are displaying some tiki-taka style passing at the moment.
The whistle blows and Gianluca Aureliano starts the second half.
The match has reached half-time.
The ball is out of play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Sampdoria.
Mehdi Pascal Marcel Leris (Chievo) just cannot continue due to injury and has to be substituted. Perparim Hetemaj replaces him.
Mehdi Pascal Marcel Leris (Chievo) is lying on the ground after being tackled and the physio comes onto the pitch to give him medical treatment.
The linesman raises his flag. Sergio Pellissier (Chievo) is adjudged offside.
There will be a minimum of 4 min. of added time.
The referee points to the corner flag. It's a corner to Sampdoria.
That was close by Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria)! He receives a pass on the edge of the box and shoots, but the ball goes by a whisker over the crossbar.
It's a foul from Federico Barba (Chievo). Surprisingly, the referee comes and pulls out a red card. It was a very harsh one and Federico Barba (Chievo) complains, but it's no use of course. The decision has been made.
Gianluca Aureliano blows his whistle as Assane Diousse (Chievo) used excessive force in the tackle during an attack.
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) reacts well to get to the rebound and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but he fails to get the ball through the players standing between him and the goal.
The referee has issued a yellow card to Mariusz Stepinski (Chievo).
The ball is out of play and Chievo manage to earn a corner.
The ball goes behind for a corner. Chievo will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition's goal.
Chievo didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
Mariusz Stepinski (Chievo) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him. Chievo force a corner. Their opponents will face another attacking threat.
Mariusz Stepinski (Chievo) is caught offside!
Mariusz Stepinski (Chievo) gets into a great position in the box after a pass, but sends his shot just wide of the left post.
Fabio Depaoli (Chievo) receives a brilliant pass and wastes a big opportunity as his shot from inside the penalty area flies narrowly wide of the left post.
Sampdoria keep possession of the ball with some short passes, waiting for the moment to hit the opposition swiftly on the break.
Gregoire Defrel (Sampdoria) receives a clever pass and shoots from mid-range. His shot looks like it's going low in the middle of the goal, but Adrian Semper has other ideas and makes a brilliant save.
The Chievo players’ celebrations are quickly cut short after referee Gianluca Aureliano signals NO GOAL following the VAR review due to an offside.
Wait a minute! The referee has decided to review the goal using the VAR system.
Goal! Mehdi Pascal Marcel Leris (Chievo) weaves his way past opponents, and he unleashes a low drive from the edge of the box into the middle of the net, leaving Rafael beaten. The score is 1:0.
Mariusz Stepinski (Chievo) makes a bad challenge and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
A cross from a mid-range free kick, taken by Chievo, is intercepted by one of the defenders.
Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria) gives away a foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Gianluca Aureliano saw the whole situation. Chievo will take a free kick.
Mariusz Stepinski (Chievo) breaks past challenges inside the box, but puts too much pace on his pass to Emanuel Vignato.
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) is adjudged offside.
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Gianluca Aureliano is introduced as the referee for today's match.
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The players are out at last! Chievo will take the kick-off.