Sampdoria were in sparkling form as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2 for the inaugural Trofeo Boskov.
The friendly at the Stadio Ferraris in Genoa will from now on be played in honour of Scudetto-winning Coach Vujadin Boskov, who died last year.
Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men had a blistering first half performance in front of their fans, going into the break 4-1 up.
Takashi Inui opened the scoring after four minutes for the side who finished 13th in the Bundesliga last season.
However, a Manolo Gabbiadini free kick, Eder’s penalty, Stefano Okaka lob and Roberto Soriano turned the situation around.
In the second half Lucas Piazon got another consolation goal for Eintracht.
Unfortunately, the party atmosphere was ruined before the game when fans clashed outside the stadium. There are reports of two injuries – one German fan and a police officer who was struck by a bottle.
It was also rumoured the clashes were due to Eintracht having a rivalry with Verona, who are twinned with Samp supporters.
Sampdoria: Da Costa; De Silvestri, Fornasier, Gastaldello, Regini; Soriano, Palombo, Krsticic; Gabbiadini, Okaka, Eder
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp; Ignjovski, Zambrano, Anderson, Djakpa; Russ, Hasebe; Piazon, Meier, Inui; Kadlec
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