Sampdoria claimed their first win in seven Serie A games with a 2-1 victory over local-rivals Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Luis Muriel gave the hosts an early lead before Luca Rigoni equalised after 24 minutes. Sampdoria were then awarded a penalty on the stroke of half time but Fabio Quagliarella saw his spot-kick saved by Mattia Perin.
But Genoa defender Armando Izzo scored an own-goal to hand Marco Giampaolo's side an important derby win.
The match began at a frantic pace as both sides...
Genoa extended their unbeaten run in Serie A to four matches but were held to a goalless home draw by Empoli after midfielder Darko Lazovic had been sent off.
Midfielder Lazovic was shown a second yellow card for his foul on Manuel Pasqual in the 34th minute of a game devoid of much goalmouth action.
Neither side created a clear-cut scoring chance in the first period until Alberto Gilardino went closest to breaking the deadlock for Empoli when his low angled shot was well saved by Genoa goalkeeper...