Till today Napoli was together with Juventus still unbeaten in Serie A. Genoa also missed Matteo Ferrari, Omar Milanetto and Andrea Gasbarroni, 3 of the best players of last weeks, so a very difficult match was expected. The start was even worse, within 26 seconds ex-Genoano Lavezzi scored the opening-goal: 0-1. After a goal of Milito was annulated because of off-side, just before halftime Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored his first goal with Genoa out of a corner: 1-1.
In the second half the match became even more spectacular. In the 51st minute Palladino scored a fantastic combination of Sculli and Milito easily: 2-1. The joy lasted only 3 minutes when Marco Rossi got a red card after a fall against Lavezzi. Of course Napoli did everything to score the equalizer, but it was Diego Milito who headed in the 73rd minute a cross of Juric behind goalkeeper Gianello: 3-1. Within 2 minutes Denis brought Napoli back in the match: 3-2. In the last 20 minutes (15 regulary and 5 very, very long lasting injury-time) a lot happened: 2 yellow cards to Sokratis, so Genoa ended the match with only 9 players, Napoli who wanted a penalty after a fall of Pia and a great save of Rubinho on a header of Denis just before the end, but happily no more goals so we did win also the 3rd homematch: 3-2. We are back at the left-side of the standings with 9 points out of 6 matches. In 2 weeks we play the next match at home against Siena.