Technique and tactics in Bogliasco, afternoon session on Thursday

Marco Giampaolo’s Sampdoria squad had a double training session at the Centro Sportivo Gloriano Mugnaini on Wednesday as they continue to prepare for Saturday’s visit to Benevento.

In the morning, the squad was split up by position for a range of focused strength drills outside, followed by several technical and tactical exercises. The afternoon session began with rondos, followed by more technical drills and a practice game to finish.

Nicola Murru was fit enough to take part in full training, while youngsters Ibourahima Balde, Domenico Cuomo, Joao Gomes Ricciulli, Titas Krapikas, Matteo Raspa and Andre Tessiore also joined in.

Christian Puggioni sat training out as he was feeling ill, while Ricky Alvarez, Ivan Strinic and Duvan Zapata all continued working on their recovery plans.

Samp will train again on Thursday afternoon.