Serie A - Round-up: Cassano-less Samp flop again

Sun, 14 Nov 16:34:00 2010

Sampdoria drew 0-0 with Chievo to slip to 10th in Serie A after again missing the influence of forward Antonio Cassano.

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Cassano was dropped by the club for swearing at the president and facing an arbitration hearing soon on his future at the Genoa-based side.

Samp have scored once in five games since his suspension.

Argentina playmaker Javier Pastore increased his burgeoning worth with three goals in seventh-placed Palermo's 3-1 win over Catania in the Sicilian derby.

Early season strugglers Udinese continued their surge up the table and are level with Palermo and Genoa, who won 1-0 at Cagliari, after last term's league top scorer Antonio Di Natale bagged a first half hat-trick in a 4-0 home romp over Lecce.

Bari stayed bottom after a 1-0 home loss to improving Parma while Bologna overcame promoted Brescia 1-0.

In the day's early game, Lazio recovered from two straight defeats with a 2-0 home win over Napoli which sent them back to the top of the table.

Reuters

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