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2015/2016 Italian Serie A
  • Vincent Laurini (82')
  • Fabio Quagliarella (41')

Empoli 1-1 Sampdoria

Vincent Laurini's first Empoli goal earned a 1-1 draw with Sampdoria at the Stadio Castellani.
Empoli, who had not won for nine matches and lost four in a row, saw a goal ruled out on 14 minutes when former Sampdoria striker Massimo Maccarone was flagged offside.
Manuel Pucciarelli's shot from the edge of the area then rolled past on-rushing Empoli goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, but hit a post.
Sampdoria took the lead on 42 minutes after Fabio Quagliarella's shot on the turn was deflected into the top corner off Laurini.
But Empoli earned a point on 81 minutes when the French defender headed in a free-kick from Mario Rui at the far post.
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