Former Barcelona striker Mauro Icardi scored on his Sampdoria debut in their derby win over Genoa.

Samp coach Ciro Ferrara was delighted as Icardi scored on his first Serie A start.

"I liked the team a lot tonight. Icardi was rather a forced choice, so I cannot really take credit for picking him. He has interesting characteristics, but needs to improve his sharpness in front of goal."