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Godfred Donsah shines as Bologna stun Sampdoria

Ghanaian midfielder Godfred Donsah was key to Bologna as they beat Sampdoria, who beat Juventus a week ago 3-0.

The Ghanaian who has been linked with all the big clubs in Italy, lasted the entire duration as Bologna continued with their recent rise in form.

Sampdoria’s third defeat left it in sixth place, six points above Bologna, which moved up to seventh ahead of the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.

Sampdoria beat Juventus 3-2 in the previous round.


Bologna got off to a great start, taking the lead inside three minutes. Sampdoria goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano could only parry Mattia Destro’s effort and Simone Verdi tucked away the rebound.

Ibrahima Mbaye headed in Verdi’s corner in the 23rd and even the loss of defender Vasilis Torosidis to a second yellow card in first-half stoppage time made little difference.

Bologna withstood Sampdoria’s siege in the second half and added a third on the counterattack in the 73rd as Godfred Donsah ran from inside his own half before rolling the ball across for substitute Orji Okwonkwo, who had been on the pitch for less than four minutes.

Donsah recently featured for the Black Stars in their 1-1 draw with Egypt in the World Cup qualifier.

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