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Rossi looks beyond Pirlo threat

5 January 2013 00:04

Sampdoria coach Delio Rossi says his players will not focus on restricting Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo when the teams meet on Sunday.

Many sides opt to man-mark the veteran Italy international such is his talent on the ball, to varying degrees of success.

However, the midfielder is just one of a host of concerns for Sampdoria coach, who believes his side have a chance of beating Juve but said it will not be remotely easy.

"I'm not a technician who likes to match up with the opponent's formation," he told a press conference.

"They are a very strong side, but we believe we can win.

"We will not focus purely on Andrea Pirlo - he is a special player, but there are others who can cause us problems."

Sampdoria sit 15th in Serie A after 18 games in the 2012/13 campaign, just two points above the relegation zone.

Antonio Conte's men, on the other hand, are seven points clear at the top of the table on 44 points and are in a solid position to retain the Scudetto.

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Competition
Serie A
Date
6 January 2013
Game week
19
Kick-off
15:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Juventus Stadium (Torino)
Attendance
38000

Goals

S. Giovinco (PG) 24'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
52' M. Icardi
 (assist by N. Krstičić)
1 - 2
68' M. Icardi
 (assist by Pedro Obiang)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
15
19 39'
11
13 87'
21 90+4'
20
8
6 27'
32
12 24'
Coach: A. Conte
# Player Bookings
22 83'
28
13 23' 32'
3
17
16 17'
2
25 76'
14
23
98 52' 68' 90+4'
Coach: D. Rossi

Substitutes

Saturday 6 February

Friday 5 February

23:56
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22:57
22:45
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07:47
06:20
05:54
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04:12
03:41
02:02
01:27
00:35
00:15

Thursday 4 February

23:18
22:24
22:20
22:00
21:04
20:47
20:37
20:33
19:51
19:49
19:38
19:08
18:54
18:46
18:35
18:25
18:11
18:06
17:46
17:35
17:18
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16:25
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15:04
14:51
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10:05
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06:55
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01:47
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00:51
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00:29
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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 23 +33 53
2 23 +28 51
3 23 +19 45
4 23 +10 44
5 23 +17 41
6 23 +9 39
7 23 +0 33
8 23 -3 33
9 23 -3 32
10 23 -3 29
11 23 -1 28
12 23 -4 27
13 23 -4 27
14 23 -16 26
15 23 -13 25
16 23 -4 24
17 23 -6 24
18 23 -17 19
19 23 -24 19
20 23 -18 14

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