Third division Covese suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of first division Sampdoria on August 29, in the first round of the Italian Cup.
SAMPDORIA (BLUE SHIRTS) v COVESE (WHITE SHIRTS)
1. GV Sampdoria attacking. Vialli scoring for Sampdoria. 0.17
2. GV Sampdoria's Pari scoring second goal. 0.26
3. GV Sampdoria's first attempt to score is stopped on the goal line. Sampdoria attacks again and Beccalossi scores their third goal. 0.43
4. GV Covese's Fraterna scoring goal. 0.55
5. GV Sampdoria's Beccalossi shooting at goal outside penalty area and scoring. 1.02
6. GV Sampdoria's Vialli heads the ball into the net. 1.19
7. GV Sampdoria's Salsano heads ball towards goal. Ball saved by goalkeeper who drops ball, letting Salsano kick it into net. 1.32
8. GV Sampdoria's Renica scoring goal. 1.39
9. GV Sampdoria's Mancini scoring goal. 1.50
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Background: GENOA, ITALY
Third division Covese suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of first division Sampdoria on August 29, in the first round of the Italian Cup. Sampdoria, who recently signed Liverpool captain Graeme Souness, won the match by eight goals to one. Beccalossi and Vialli both scored twice. Covese's only goal came from Fratena. The match took place in Genoa and was watched by a capacity crowd. Souness played a prominent role in midfield, while Sampdoria's other foreign player, Trevor Francis, played a good attacking game without actually scoring one of the eight goals.