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Just ask Juventus what happens when you don't take Sampdoria seriously. If you don't have any Juventus supporters as friends, here's what happened.
Down 1-0 at Juventus Stadium, Sampdoria's Gaetano Berardi was issued his second yellow in the 31st minute leading to a red card. Down to ten men, Sampdoria stormed back and won the game 2-1.
It was shocking to say the least.
In the last seven days, Napoli drew against Lazio and then lost to Viktoria Plzen. The reason was because they didn't take their competition seriously. Lazio and Plzen both played well and earned their results, but Napoli could have done much more to gain a favorable result than they did.
Plain and simple, things have to change. A strong result against Sampdoria would give the club, and it's fans, a huge boost of confidence as the season moves forward.