Sampdoria coach Mimmo di Carlo admits they need some magic from Antonio Cassano tonight in their Champions League qualifier against Werder Bremen. The tie is the biggest for Samp in years.

"We expect a great deal from Cassano, because he is a class player who can change a game like this with his moments of magic," said Di Carlo.

"He is also one of the few players here who have international experience.

"However, I do wish to point out that Samp are not just Cassano. If this team finished fourth in Serie A and can challenge for such a prestigious achievement, it is thanks to the group and that is what we are focusing on to win."