Quagliarella should be protected by UNESCO, jokes Sampdoria coach

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Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo joked veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella "should be protected by UNESCO" following his goal against Parma.

Quagliarella struck in the 69th minute of Sampdoria's 2-0 win on Sunday, moments after Gianluca Caprari had opened the scoring.

The 35-year-old now has nine goals to his name in Serie A this term, having netted 19 last season, and Giampaolo is in awe of Quagliarella's evergreen form.

"Quagliarella should be protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site," Giampaolo joked on DAZN.

"He is immortal. There really are no more words to say about him."

Sampdoria sit seventh in Serie A, having gone unbeaten in their last four fixtures, with Quagliarella having scored five goals during that run.