Gigi del Neri guided his Sampdoria to the top of the table after their 4-1 win over Siena.

He said: "Are we targeting the Champions League? Our objective is to play well and show we are a solid side. Then on top of that we have some supersonic players, such as one born in Bari…"

The reference was of course to Antonio Cassano, who again provided a sparkling display and several assists this afternoon.