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Former Cameroon striker Eto'o scores first goal with Sampdoria

AP , Saturday 7 Mar 2015
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Sampdoria's Samuel Eto'o, right, challenges the ball with Torino' Alexander Farnerud during a Serie A soccer match between Torino and Sampdoria at the Olympic stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (Photo: AP)
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Samuel Eto'o scored his first goal since returning to Italy as Sampdoria beat Cagliari 2-0 in Serie A on Saturday to stay in the hunt for a spot in Europe.

After fullback Lorenzo De Silvestri scored with a header in the 33rd, Eto'o doubled the lead with a delightful chest control, spin and shot from a tight angle in the 72nd.

Cagliari was then reduced to 10 men when Danilo Avelar picked up his second yellow card.

Eto'o joined Sampdoria in January from Everton and had a troubled start with the club, clashing with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic after refusing to take part in a training session a month ago.

Samp moved into sixth place, one off the Europa League spots, while Gianfranco Zola's Cagliari squad remained in the relegation zone.

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