Watch as Salernitana make a nightmare debut under new coach Stefano Colantuono, behind within 90 seconds and 4-0 down at the break, but stage a comeback to at least worry Empoli.
Colantuono could not have asked for a worse start, as Andrea Pinamonti tore the defence to shreds in the opening 90 seconds.
Patrick Cutrone added another before Stefan Strandberg accidentally turned a Liam Henderson cross into his own net.
Pinamonti’s decision to convert the penalty for 4-0 with a Panenka chip infuriated goalkeeper Vid Belec.
Salernitana staged a surprise comeback after the break with Franck Ribery proving inspirational, setting up Luca Ranieri and then Adrien Ismajli in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Only a Sebastiano Luperto goal-line clearance and Guglielmo Vicario save prevented Empoli frittering away their lead.