Sampdoria fought back with a Fabio Quagliarella brace to beat impressive Serie A debutants Benevento after an Amato Ciciretti scorcher.
It was a remarkable start to their first ever top flight campaign and Ciciretti made sure his historic goal was a memorable one for other reasons too, as he curled a magnificent left-foot strike into the far bottom corner.
However, old dog Quagliarella knows his tricks and turned the game around completely with his double.
Le Streghe pushed Samp to the final whistle at Marassi and confirmed they’re no pushovers this season.
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