Genoa: Sampdoria and Fiorentina battled to a 1-1 draw in a Serie A match originally set for last month that was postponed after the August 14 collapse of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge, which left 43 people dead and dozens more injured.
Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, put Fiorentina on the board in the 13th minute with help from a fine cross by Cristiano Biraghi.
Gianluca Caprari had a chance to equalise for the hosts on a free kick before the break, only for his shot to bounce off the cross-bar, but he went on to score in the 60th minute with an assist from Edgar Barreto.
Both sides went for the win in the final 30 minutes, yet the woodwork intervened again to thwart Sampdoria’s Gaston Ramirez and the closest Fiorentina came was a strike by Kevin Mirallas that sailed just outside the post.
The outcome leaves the clubs with seven points each from four matches, Sampdoria are in fourth place, one ahead of Fiorentina on goal difference.