Fabio Quagliarella was substituted in the 88th minute at Sampdoria-Sassuolo: the whole stadium celebrated it and between the hugs of his teammates and the applause of his rivals he could not contain his emotion.
Sampdoria vs. Sassuolo stopped for a moment that seemed eternal when Stankovic called the bench again Fabio Cuagliarella to bring in Lammers in the 88th minute. A not trivial change because for the striker of Neapolitan origin it means the official farewell to his local fans and to the football played at the end of the season. An emotional moment, in which the Sampdoria captain burst into tears, applauded by his teammates, fans and opponents.
A decision that Stankovic had to make given Quagliarella’s precarious conditions and that transformed the moment of substitution into something unique: the game stopped, Marassi celebrated his captain with a long hug who, before leaving the field, greeted his audience. Then, obviously moved, before the applause also from the Sassuolo players, the Sampdoria forward burst into tears, was immediately hugged by all his teammates and then took refuge in the arms of his coach.
There is nothing official, but it is clear that this against Sassuolo can calmly represent Quagliarella’s last game in front of his own fans, born in 1983. since 2016 among the ranks of the dorian club with whom he played 240 games scoring 89 goals. An emotional and moving farewell with the captain’s armband in a decidedly negative season for the “his” Sampdoria.
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With the Sampdoria club, the story was double, with a first hiatus in 2006-2007 (35 chips and 13 goals) and then a much longer feeling from 2016 to the present. Years in which Quagliarella became a leader on the pitch and a favorite of the public, always ready to throw his heart over the obstacle, also putting his face where it is needed. As in this championship final, devastated by relegation and the risk of business bankruptcy.
His most glorious moment in the world of football was his time at Juventus. with the juventus club won three consecutive league titlesfrom the 2011-2012 season to the 2013-2014 season beyond two editions of the Italian Super Cup (2012 and 2013). However, previously, in the Florentia Viola, she had already boasted another title: the C2 Series championship 2002-2003. Globetrotter of modern football, he has toured 8 clubs, with some important return (to Sampdoria and even before Turin) he has also played in all teams, from Sub 17 to absolute. In a thirty-year career, he scored 235 goals in 721 games.
“I said goodbye because this is the last one in Serie A in front of my fans.” He said at the end of the game, opening a window to a possible extension on the pitch: “I have a goal, if the club wants it, they can count on me to resume it immediately. This squad certainly doesn’t deserve Serie B. A crowd like that is spectacular, it was fair and right to say goodbye to them in the last Serie A game after everything they’ve done for us.”
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