Sampdoria president Riccardo Garrone is convinced they can clinch Champions League qualification after victory in the Genoa derby.

Antonio Cassano struck the only goal of the game.

"It was a great win against a tough side," said the patron. "Our boys gave their best and it was paid back. It was extraordinary.

"Genoa played hard and I didn't like that. Aside from the bookings they committed many fouls. I would have preferred more respect.

"Now we can no longer hide. Sunday against Milan it will be a final for us. It is a pity Daniele Gastaldello will be banned.

"Antonio Cassano feels good and he will play. We have faith in him."