Serie A: Profligate Dessers’ Cremonese lose to Sampdoria



Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers missed a penalty for Cremonese in their 1-0 loss at home to Sampdoria.Cremonese were looking to build on last week’s 2-2 draw at Spezia when they welcomed Sampdoria to the Stadio Giovanni Zini.

The Grigiorossi had a great start to the game, and within seven minutes, they were awarded a penalty after David Okereke was fouled in the box.

Dessers was tasked with the job of beating Emil Audero from the spot. However, the Nigerian attackers fluffed his lines as his penalty was saved by the Sampdoria shot-stopper.

Cremonese recorded eight shots on target in the first half, but they only managed to work Audero twice.

In the second half, the Grigiorossi also had chances to take the lead, but they were poor in the final third.Dessers registered just 15 touches before he was taken for Daniel Ciofani in the 65th minute.

Cremonese eventually paid for their profligacy in front of goal, as Omar Colley scored the clincher for Sampdoria in the 78th minute.

The game ended 1-0 to Sampdoria in Cremona, a result that ensures that Cremonese remain rooted to the bottom of the Serie A with just four points after eleven games.

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