2010–11 U.C. Sampdoria season

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U.C. Sampdoria
2010–11 season
President Italy Riccardo Garrone
Head Coach Italy Domenico Di Carlo (until Mar. 7)
Italy Alberto Cavasin (from Mar. 7)
Serie A 18th (Relegated to Serie B)
Coppa Italia Quarter-finals
UEFA Champions League Play–off Round
UEFA Europa League Group stage
Top goalscorer League:
Nicola Pozzi,
Giampaolo Pazzini (6)
All:
Giampaolo Pazzini (11)

The 2010–11 season is Sampdoria's 64th in existence, and 8th consecutive season Serie A. Sampdoria finished the 2009–10 Serie A season in 4th place.

Sampdoria competed in the Champions League for the first time since finishing runner-up in 1991–92.

The season was a disastrous one considering the success of 2009-10, with the club getting relegated following the January departures of star players Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini.

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

A total of 29 players gathered for the beginning of pre-season training at Moena on 6 July.[1]

1 Match played in three 30-minute segments.

Serie A[edit]

Matches[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

Based on their finish in the 2009–10 season, Sampdoria began the 2010–11 Coppa Italia in the round of 16.

Champions League[edit]

By finishing in fourth position in Serie A, Sampdoria will play in the play-off round of the Champions League. The draw for the play-off round took place on 6 August. Sampdoria were unseeded in the non-Champions route of the draw. They were drawn against four time German champions Werder Bremen.[2]

The first leg, played at Weserstadion in Bremen, was won 3–1 by the home side. Werder Bremen scored all three of their goals in the second half, including a 67th minute penalty from Torsten Frings. The penalty was given after Stefano Lucchini brought down Sebastian Prödl in the area. Lucchini was given a second yellow card for the foul, which led to his sending off. In the last moments of the match, Giampaolo Pazzini gave Sampdoria some hope with an away goal.

The return at Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa saw Sampdoria jump out to an early lead on a pair of Giampaolo Pazzini goals. Antonio Cassano scored a late goal to put Sampdoria ahead 3–0 in the match and ahead 4–3 on aggregate score. In added time, Werder Bremen answered back through Markus Rosenberg to force extra time. In the first half of extra time, Claudio Pizarro scored giving Werder Bremen a 5–4 lead on aggregate. Sampdoria were unable to respond, and they were eliminated from Champions League play.

Werder Bremen won 5–4 on aggregate.

Europa League[edit]

As a result of their elimination from the Champions League, Sampdoria entered the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League in the group stage.

The draw took place on August 27. Sampdoria were drawn to play in Group I along with PSV Eindhoven from the Netherlands, Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv and Hungarian club Debrecen. They finished a distant third in the group, with only one win, against Debrecen.[3]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6 4 2 0 10 3 +7 14
Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11
Italy Sampdoria 6 1 2 3 4 7 −3 5
Hungary Debrecen 6 1 0 5 4 13 −9 3

Note 1: Debrecen played their group matches in Budapest at Stadium Puskás Ferenc as Debrecen's Stadion Oláh Gábor Út did not meet UEFA criteria.

Squad statistics[edit]

As of 22 May (end of the season)

No. Pos. Name League Coppa Italia Europe Total Discipline1
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Brazil Angelo da Costa 4 -8 2 -4 2 -2 8 -14 1 0
2 DF Croatia Vedran Celjak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF Switzerland Reto Ziegler 34 1 2 0 6 0 42 1 5 0
4 MF Italy Daniele Dessena 22 0 1 0 7 0 30 0 5 1
5 DF Italy Pietro Accardi 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 0 3 0
6 DF Italy Stefano Lucchini 26 0 1 0 3 0 30 0 9 2
7 MF Italy Daniele Mannini 30 2 2 0 8 0 40 2 8 1
8 MF Italy Stefano Guberti 36 5 2 1 8 0 46 6 2 0
9 FW Italy Nicola Pozzi 22 6 1 0 3 0 26 6 3 0
10 FW Italy Giampaolo Pazzini 19 6 1 1 5 5 25 12 3 0
11 MF Hungary Vladimir Koman 26 0 1 0 6 1 33 1 2 0
12 MF Argentina Fernando Tissone 22 1 2 0 3 0 27 1 6 1
13 DF Italy Romano Perticone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF Spain Pedro Obiang 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0
16 MF Italy Andrea Poli 21 0 2 0 5 0 28 0 9 1
17 MF Italy Angelo Palombo 34 1 2 0 6 0 42 1 3 0
18 DF Hungary Zsolt Laczkó 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 0
19 DF Italy Fabrizio Cacciatore 5 0 0 0 5 1 10 1 3 0
20 MF Italy Marco Padalino 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
21 MF Italy Paolo Sammarco 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
22 GK Italy Vincenzo Fiorillo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF Lithuania Marius Stankevičius 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
23 FW Uruguay Bruno Fornaroli 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 DF Italy Jonathan Rossini 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
25 DF Costa Rica Gilberto Martínez 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 0
26 DF Italy Massimo Volta 25 1 2 0 8 0 35 1 12 0
27 MF France Jonathan Biabiany 16 1 0 0 0 0 16 1 1 0
28 DF Italy Daniele Gastaldello 29 1 1 0 6 0 36 1 12 1
32 FW Italy Massimo Maccarone 17 3 1 0 0 0 18 3 1 0
41 FW Italy Federico Macheda 14 0 2 1 0 0 16 1 2 0
52 DF Italy Andrea Grieco 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
53 DF Italy Fabio Lamorte 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
54 DF Italy Daniele Messina 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
55 MF Serbia Nenad Krstičić 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
77 MF Italy Franco Semioli 7 0 0 0 3 0 10 0 1 0
78 DF Italy Luciano Zauri 27 0 1 0 1 0 29 0 2 0
85 GK Italy Gianluca Curci 35 -40 0 0 6 -10 41 -50 2 0
88 FW Italy Salvatore Foti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
89 FW Italy Guido Marilungo 15 0 0 0 5 0 20 0 3 1
91 FW Italy Simone Zaza 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
99 FW Italy Antonio Cassano 7 4 0 0 5 1 12 5 2 0

1Disciplinary record for all competitions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stagione 2010/11: tutti i blucerchiati per il ritiro". Sampdoria (in Italian). Archived from the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Play-off round". UEFA. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Standings: Group I". UEFA. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2011.