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Tuesday August 21 2012
Sampdoria beat Barcelona!

Sampdoria collected the 47th Gamper Trophy after beating Spanish giants Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Monday.

Just under 60,000 fans watched in amazement as an early Roberto Soriano goal gave the Serie A new boys an unexpected victory.

Barca boss Tito Vilanova decided to field a weakened XI after beating Real Sociedad 5-1 over the weekend.

Former Barca striker Maxi Lopez almost increased Doria’s lead with a fine effort, while Nicola Pozzi hit the post in the second period for the Italians.

Sampdoria went out of the Coppa Italia at the weekend after losing to Juve Stabia. They play Milan in Week 1 of Serie A this weekend.

Barcelona 0-1 Sampdoria

Goal: Soriano 2

Barcelona (4-2-4): Pinto (Oier 70); Montoya, Bartra, Fontàs (Sergi Gómez 57), Planas (Grimaldo 84); Sergi Roberto (Patric 70), Dos Santos (Ilie 84); Deulofeu, Afellay (Dongou 84), Espinosa (Lobato 78), Villa (Román 70).

Sampdoria (4-3-3): Romero; Berardi, Gastaldello (Mustafi 60), Rossini, Costa (Castellini 46); Soriano (Munari 71), Tissone (Sampietro 76), Obiang (Renan 46); Estigarribia, Maxi Lopez (Pozzi 60), Juan Antonio (Krsticic 61).

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