Giornata 29: Sampdoria - Juventus
The people who know me also know that this is one of the games I'd like to win. More than derby (because I'm not genovese). Obviously the difference in terms of "fatturato" (quoting Sarri here) makes the game unfair, but I knew it from the beginning, when I chose to support Sampdoria instead of Juventus, no matter whether my father is juventino, most of my relatives are juventini, most of my friends are juventini... They chose to support the club of their city (one of the two). It's ok. I blame them for their choice whenever I have the opportunity but it's ok.
In the game at Juventus stadium, la Sampdoria "si è scansata", "got out of Juventus way", according to newspapers and commentators. Actually, it was a midweek game and Giampaolo simply did what he had already done before: he fielded a slightly different lineup in the midweek game and rested a few players. Blame the fixtures!
This won't happen in the game at Marassi. We will miss Viviano, banned, replaced by Puggioni. Puggioni had already played at Juventus stadium and that was one of the few poor performances of him in this season.