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Sampdoria return to Serie A

Sampdoria return to Serie A

By Reuters
Last update The 09/06/2012 at 23:18 -
By Reuters - The 09/06/2012 at 23:18
Sampdoria made a quick return to Italian football's top tier after Nicola Pozzi scored the only goal in the second leg of the Serie B play-off against Varese.

Having won the first leg 3-2 at home, Sampdoria had to hold their nerve at the Lombardian club before Pozzi struck in the 91st minute.

With 10,000 fans watching the game back in Genoa on a big screen in the city's Piazzale Kennedy, Samp won promotion after spending a single season in the second division.

The Blucerchiati join Torino and Pescara as the three promoted teams from Serie B, replacing relegated Lecce, Novara and Cesena.