This year there are a lot of derby’s between Genoa and Sampdoria. The first one is the number of season-tickets. While Sampdoria started 1 week earlier with the selling, Genoa already sold 16.250 year-cards and Sampdoria till tonight 19.00 only 15.750. Starting next saturday both teams expect to sell a lot of new season-tickets because people will have their salary at the end of the month.
In the second friendly match of this season Genoa played in Neustift against Italian Serie C-2 team of Rodengo Saiano. After 45 minutes the score was 2-0 by goals of Di Vaio and Borriello. In the second half Luciano Figueroa scored 3-0 and 5-0 and inbetween there was the goal of Gasparetto. In both the first and second half Genoa played with a totally different team, so almost all the players were used by Mr. Gasperini.
Friday Genoa plays in Pavia 2 matches of 45 minutes against Serie C-teams Pavia and Legnano.
The first match in Luigi Ferraris is on thursday 9th August against Torino (Trofeo Spagnolo) and the first official match is in the first round of Coppa Italia: wednesday 15th August: Genoa-Grosseto (new in Serie B).
Yesterday-evening Genoa played in Neustift (Austria) the first friendly match against Stubaital. After 90 minutes the score was 6-0, after 90 minutes 9-0. Trainer Gasperini gave almost all the players playing-time:
Genoa first half: PEGOLO; MASIELLO, STELLINI, BOVO; GALEOTO, MILANETTO, JURIC, DANILO; PAPA WAIGO, BORRIELLO, DI VAIO (’37 SCULLI)
Genoa second half: LAMANTIA; SIGNORINI, BEGA, FABIANO; ROSSI, PARO, RAGGIO GARIBALDI, SCULLI; GRECO, FIGUEROA (’72 GALEOTO), GASPARETTO
The goals: 0-1 BOVO, 0-2 BORRIELLO, 0-3 PAPA WAIGO, 0-4 DI VAIO, 0-5 PAPA WAIGO, 0-6 DI VAIO.
Second half: 0-7 PARO, 0-8 FIGUEROA, 0-9 SCULLI
Next match: wednesday 25th July.