Watch Clemens Fritz’s absolute blast that beats Gianluca Curci. Then Torsten Frings converts a spot kick after defender Stefano Lucchini earned a yellow for bringing down Sebastian Prödl. Lucchini had to leave subsequently because it was his second yellow. Claudio Pizzaro completes the Werder tally.
However, Giampaolo Pazzini, a livewire in Sampdoria’s attack managed to peg one back with his header. He had one goal disallowed for being barely offside and had two more opportunities as his header flashed just wide and then his sweetly struck shot found the upright as Werder escaped with fewer damages.
The Germans now travel to Genoa and the Pazzini goal could prove decisive.