PSV put out Samp to move on
PSV Eindhoven came from behind to beat Sampdoria 2-1 and book their place in the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League and also knock the Italians out of contention.
The result in
The hosts went into the encounter in buoyant mood after holding Serie A leaders AC Milan to a 1-1 draw at the weekend. They were unlucky not to take an eighth minute lead after Marilungo's right-footed shot from the edge of the area struck the far post. At the other end, Samp goalkeeper
Midway through the first half, play was stopped for eight minutes when the stadium lights went out. Once play resumed, Daniele Dessena's 15-yard strike went over the bar. Samp broke the deadlock soon after. There was nothing PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper
The Dutch side increased the tempo after the re-start and their efforts were rewarded soon after when Toivolen´s powerful header from Ibrahim Afellay´s cross beat Curci. Samp should have hit back on the hour mark. Pazzini did well to get a touch on Daniele Gastaldello´s cross but his header was met by a fine save from Isaksson.