29 March 2009

Defender Manuel Da Costa not on bench for Torino 1-3 Sampdoria, March 22, 2009

Defender Manuel Da Costa was not on bench for Torino 1-3 Sampdoria, March 22, 2009.

"Samp" team in a good moment- Sampdoria's going through good times. Pazzini scores, earned a call-up to the Italy national team. He then scores one of the goals against Montenegro. It's now 12 points away from the relegation zone.

Da Costa not even a substitute- Da Costa was in the 19-man call-up list for the Torino game. He was one of hte 7 defenders called up: Accardi, Campagnaro, Da Costa, Ferri, Gastaldello, Lucchini, Raggi.

In the lineup for the game, I didn't see his name.

Photo: Da Costa is on the left. He also wears earrings like Ricardo Quaresma. Ferri is the other player. Photo: sampdoria.it

Portugal team alternative central defender- I want him to be called up for the Portugal national team now. So far, Carvalho, Pepe and Bruno Alves are 3 of the 'guaranteed' central defenders in the list. An alternative for Queiroz is FC Porto's Rolando. He played in Portgal 0-0 Sweden.

What other central defender? Besides Fernando Meira? I think Manuel Da Costa. 22 years old, born May 6, 1986. He has to keep playing at Sampdoria to get called-up for sure.

Game Torino 1- 3 Sampdoria March 22, 2009
8' p.t. Pazzini,
24' p.t. Sammarco,
29' p.t. Bianchi;
24' s.t. Cassano.

Torino (4-4-1-1): Sereni; Rivalta, Natali, Pisano, Rubin; Diana (25' s.t. Stellone), Corini, Dzemaili, Zanetti (9' s.t. Barone); Gasbarroni; Bianchi. A disposizione: Calderoni, Colombo, Pratali, Saumel, Vailatti. Allenatore: Walter Novellino.

Sampdoria (3-5-2): Castellazzi; Campagnaro (38' s.t. Raggi), Lucchini, Accardi (44' s.t. Gastaldello); Padalino (15' s.t. Dessena), Sammarco, Palombo, Franceschini, Pieri; Pazzini, Cassano.

Substitutes: Mirante, Ziegler, Ferri, Marilungo.

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