Genoa earned an impressive 2-0 victory away to Hertha Berlin thanks to Diego Laxalt and Darko Lazovic goals.
The Grifone conquered Germany and got off to a splendid start, as Laxalt placed his angled drive into the far bottom corner within the opening six minutes.
Although Hertha Berlin stepped up the pressure in the second half and tested Eugenio Lamanna, though Genoa remained dangerous on the break with Nicolas Andre Burdisso.
They eventually doubled their tally late on when Rincon and Diego Perotti combined to send Lazovic through.
Olivier Ntcham made his debut after arriving on loan from Manchester City and the 19-year-old almost marked it with a goal, his scorching strike rattling the crossbar.
Hertha Berlin 0-2 Genoa
Scorers: Laxalt 6 (G), Lazovic 79 (G)
Genoa: Lamanna, Cissokho, De Maio, Burdisso, Marchese (Munoz 57), Laxalt, Costa (Ntcham 76), Kucka (Rincon 57), Lazovic, Pavoletti (Pandev 76), Gakpé (Perotti 76)
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