Sampdoria’s 2017/18 pre-season friendlies
After the prestigious friendly with Manchester United was announced, the remainder of Sampdoria’s 2017/18 pre-season plans are starting to fall into place.
Just like last year, the Blucerchiati will face fourth-tier Sellero Novelle and third-tier Feralpisalò on Saturday 15 and Saturday 22 July respectively in Temù. Doria will then face newly-promoted Serie B side Cremonese on Wednesday 26 July on the same ground which hosts their Ponte di Legno summer training camp. All three matches in Alta Valle Camonica kick off at 17:30.
On the way back to Genoa, Marco Giampaolo’s men will meet Hellas Verona in Trento on Saturday 29 July at the Stadio Briamasco. The match against the Serie A newcomers will start at 18:00.
Ahead of the return to competitive action (expected to be 12 August in the Coppa Italia), Sampdoria’s pre-season exertions end with a trip to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium to play Manchester United. The Blucerchiati meet Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils at 19:45 BST on Wednesday 2 August.
– Sampdoria v Sellero Novelle (Saturday 15 July, 17:30, Temù, Brescia)
– Sampdoria v Feralpisalò (Saturday 22 July, 17:30, Temù, Brescia)
– Sampdoria v Cremonese (Wednesday 26 July, 17:30, Temù, Brescia)
– Sampdoria v Hellas Verona (Saturday 29 July, 18:00, Stadio Briamasco)
– Manchester United v Sampdoria (Wednesday 2 August, 19:45 BST, Aviva Stadium)