Genoa, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - Sampdoria climbed above Udinese and moved five points clear of the relegation places on Monday as Citadin Eder scored twice in a 3-0 Sampdoria triumph over Udinese at the Luigi Ferraris.
The match saw three players sent off, including two for Udinese, while Eder scored from the penalty spot in the 16th minute and doubled his tally in the 47th.
Daniele Gastaldello capped the scoring for the hosts three minutes from time, while Udinese remains four points above the bottom three.
Eder got things started for Sampdoria in the 16th minute when he was brought down inside the penalty area by Udinese goalkeeper Ivan Kelava, who was unable to stop Eder's subsequent spot kick.
Allan Loureiro received his marching orders for Udinese in the 35th minute after collecting a second yellow card, and Eder took advantage by tallying his second goal a few minutes after the restart.
Sampdoria was also reduced to 10 men in the 61st as Roberto Soriano saw red, but Gabriel's red card eight minutes later left Udinese with nine men, allowing Gastaldello to score a late goal.
Inter Milan was held to a 1-1 draw by Chievo at the San Siro in Monday's other match as Yuto Nagatomo scored in the 12th minute for the Nerazzurri to cancel out Alberto Paloschi's eighth-minute opener for Chievo.