Atalanta crushes Sampdoria 3-0 in Serie A

DANIELLA MATAR Associated Press Published:

MILAN (AP) -- Atalanta eased to a 3-0 win at home to Sampdoria in Serie A on Sunday.

Both teams were on 34 points heading into the game and the hosts broke the deadlock in the 36th minute when Carlos Carmona volleyed German Denis' flick on into the bottom corner.

Atalanta doubled its advantage three minutes from halftime as an unmarked Giacomo Bonaventura headed in Luca Cigarini's corner at the far post.

Sampdoria had come back from 2-0 down at halftime to win 4-2 last week but Denis sealed the result 10 minutes into the second half after more poor defending.

The Argentinian immediately ran over to celebrate with his son, who was a ball boy at the match.

Denis almost doubled his tally shortly after but his effort crashed off the post.