Sampdoria sent an early warning to Wednesday's Coppa Italia final opponents Lazio by beating Reggina 5-0 in Genoa, while the capital club squandered a lead in their 3-1 loss to Udinese in Rome.
SAMPDORIA 5-0 REGGINA
Under-pressure Sampdoria coach Walter Mazzarri received a much-needed boost as his side romped to a convincing home victory over Serie A basement boys Reggina. Daniele Dessena opened the scoring in the second minute and doubled his team's advantage on the half-hour mark after Carlos Adrian Valdez had been dismissed. Gennaro Delvecchio made it three to virtually wrap up the points eight minutes before the interval. And Samp did not ease up after the break, netting further goals through Guido Marilungo and Giampaolo Pazzini in the first seven minutes of the second half to seal a massive win ahead of next week's cup final.
LAZIO 1-3 UDINESE
Udinese came from behind to beat Lazio and pick up their fifth consecutive Serie A win and keep their faint hopes of a UEFA Europa League place alive. Tommaso Rocchi gave the hosts the lead ten minutes into the second half, but their attention soon turned to the final of the Coppa Italia and Udinese took full advantage. Substitute Antonio Floro Flores brought the visitors level with his first touch on the hour mark before Gaetano D'Agostino put the Bianconeri ahead. A penalty from Fabio Quagliarella five minutes from time sealed the win while Lazio lost Cristian Brocchi to a red card as he disagreed with the awarding of the spot-kick.
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