Teams: Crystal Palace, Sampdoria
Bolton 1-0 Palace
I haven't seen the game bar a few seconds of highlights, but from match reports etc it seems that Palace were overpowered by a physically much bigger team.
The starting XI was unchanged from the victory over Fulham, although with hindsight it may have been better to go back to 4-4-2 and utilise Sandor Torghelle's physical presence.
C Palace: Kiraly ,Boyce ,Popovic ,Hall ,Granville ,Routledge ,Riihilahti (Derry ,79 ) ,Watson (Freedman ,69 ) ,Hughes ,Kolkka (Lakis ,61 ) ,Johnson
Subs not used Speroni,Sorondo