Teams: Israel, USA, Sampdoria, Arsenal, Villarreal, Cambridge
Well, it seems like my prediction was overly optimistic, unfortunately. Samp had some chances, and got some rhythm going, but Napoli were never really feeling in danger. Who is this Jankto guy anyway? It's the first time I've had a good look at him, and I'm not impressed at all.
Regarding Saponara, I'm glad to see Giampaolo brought him on for a full 40 minutes. Maybe his fitness is getting better. But, I noticed something - his thought process seems to be a little slow sometimes, and he's half a second behind the play.
By the way, I totally agree with the penalty decision. Andersen had no reason do stick his arm out.
The English broadcasters (Trevor Sinclair, I believe) were going on about Samp's lack of width in attack, which makes me think they have never seen this team before. It's just not their style with Giampaolo. For the last three seasons they have always played with a narrow midfield, for better or for worse.