Sampdoria defeated Parma by a single goal from Mauro Icardi to cement their midtable position in Serie A.
Sampdoria narrowly beat Parma in Serie A to continue their impressive season in Serie A.
The two teams began the game on the same number of points, meaning that after 90 minutes one side could make significant ground in the league at the expense of the other.
It was Sampdoria who were able to take advantage.
The match was decided by a single goal, scored by Mauro Icardi after about an hour, and it was a rare moment of quality in a match that featured plenty of wayward shooting.
Though Sampdoria had 11 shots, only three of those were on target, and the only one not fired straight down the goalkeeper’s throat went in.
It was not long ago that Sampdoria were a Serie B team, but they have a true star in the making in Icardi, plucked from FC Barcelona and hailed as the new Lionel Messi.
In his fifteen Serie A starts this season, the 20 year-old Icardi has scored nine times and supplied one assist, and it is players like him that Sampdoria need to build their team around for the future.
Watch official Serie A video highlights of the match below.