Sampdoria president Garrone convinced of Champions League chances

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.

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.”

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