Parma won an intriguing pre-season friendly against Sampdoria, as Roberto Inglese and Mattia Sprocati completed the comeback.
It was an all-Serie A affair at the Stadio Tardini and the visitors took a very early lead, as just six minutes in, Gaston Ramirez curled a stunner into the top corner from just outside the penalty area.
Samp threatened several more goals with Jakub Jankto and Ramirez, while Fabio Quagliarella skimmed the woodwork with an angled drive.
However, Gervinho went on one of his trademark runs and was brought down by Omar Colley. Although Emil Audero parried Inglese’s penalty, the striker was able to turn in the rebound.
Audero continued to impress in the Samp goal, flying off his line to tackle Inglese, while Luigi Sepe had to fingertip a ferocious long-range Ronaldo Vieira strike round the post.
Ramirez wasted a great chance when sent clear by Vieira, but the Blucerchiati were made to pay for their poor finishing.
Sprocati picked his spot and curled a right-foot stunner past helpless Audero to complete the turnaround.
Parma 2-1 Sampdoria
Ramirez 6 (S), Inglese 22 (P), Sprocati 80 (P)
Parma: Sepe (Colombi 46), Iacoponi (Gazzola 91), Inglese (Cornelius 71), Hernani Jr (Barillà 62), Brugman (Scozzarella 78), Laurini (Dermaku 78), Bruno Alves, Gervinho (Sprocati 71), Gagliolo, Kucka (Grassi 62), Kulusevski (Karamoh 62)
Sampdoria: Audero, Vieira (Pompetti 88), Ramirez (D’Amico 88), Jankto (Thorsby 76), Colley (Chabot 76), Linetty (Barreto 68), Maroni (Bahlouli 72), Murillo (Ferrari 76), Bereszynski (Augello 76), Quagliarella (Bonazzoli 77), Murru (De Paoli 76)
Saved penalty: Inglese 22 (P)
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