Posted: Saturday September 21, 2013 2:34 PM

Cagliari and Sampdoria draw 2-2 in wild finish

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ROME (AP) - Cagliari and Sampdoria drew 2-2 in a wild finish and Chievo Verona beat Udinese 2-1 in the Serie A on Saturday.

Playing in Trieste due to stadium troubles in Sardinia, Cagliari was put in front by Swedish midfielder Albin Ekdal in the 26th minute. That was the lone goal until Manolo Gabbiadini equalized in the 89th when goalkeeper Michael Agazzi let the ball trickle through his legs.

Daniele Conti restored Cagliari's lead in the first minute of added time with a splendid free kick and Gabbiadini scored again with a deflection two minutes later.

In Verona, Brazilian midfielder Maicosuel gave Udinese the lead in the opening minute but Chievo struck back through Sergio Pellissier in the 13th and Luca Rigoni in the 40th.

Udinese's attempt to equalize fell short when defender Dusan Basta hit the crossbar with a long shot in the 72nd.

Cagliari is four points behind leaders Napoli and Roma, with Chievo and Udinese five points back and Sampdoria seven behind.

Later, Genoa hosted Livorno.

On Sunday, Napoli's perfect record will be put to the test at the San Siro against AC Milan. Roma, which also has three wins in three matches, faces Lazio in the capital's derby. And two-time defending champion Juventus hosts newly promoted Hellas Verona.

 
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