incomplete Genoa with 3.500 fans in Valencia

Mestalla-stadium of Valencia

This afternoon mr. Gasperini and his staff flew towards Valencia with all 21 players in the team that are able to play. Also the 3 youngsters of the primavera-team: Russo, Grea and El Shaarawy are inside the team. Genoa misses the 5 injured players: Biava, Criscito, Jankovic, Juric and Rossi, while Fatic is not on the Uefa-list. The 21 players are:

GOALKEEPERS: 32 Amelia, 1 Russo, 73 Scarpi

DEFENDERS: 26 Bocchetti, 16 Esposito, 41 Grea, 24 Moretti, 15 Sokratis, 40 Tomovic

MIDFIELDERS: 5 Kharja, 20 Mesto, 77 Milanetto, 23 Modesto, 14 Sculli, 21 Zapater

STRIKERS: 9 Crespo, 11 El Shaarawy, 30 Figueroa, 33 Floccari, 8 Palacio, 10 Palladino 

Valencia-Genoa in Satellite Sportscafé A’dam

Genoa-fans celebrate the qualification after the play-off round against Odense BK

Thursdaynight at 21.05 hours Genoa plays the second match in group B of Europa League in and against Valencia. Our red and blue boys get the support of 3.000 fans in the orange-city of Spain. Genoa-fans in and around Amsterdam can watch the match in the Satellite Sportscafé in the city-centre of Amsterdam (Leidseplein, next to Bulldog).

Undeserved loose of Genoa in Udine: 2-0

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With so many matches in such a short period nobody expects you to win them all. After the 2-2 draw in the battle against Juventus last Thursday it was clear that it would be difficult in Udine today. Till the 81st minute Udinese and Genoa were equal unless the fact that Genoa “lost” Biava and Criscito with injuries during the match. In the first minute of the 2nd half Genoa deserved a penalty when Domizzi touched the bal with his hand inside the penaltyarea and referee Trefoloni whistled and decided to give us only a freekick outside the penaltyarea. In the 81st minute happened we alle were frightened for: topscorer Antonio di Natale scored the openinggoal: 1-0. Of course Genoa tried everything to score the equalizer, but the 2nd goal was made in the 89th minute by Pepe of Udinese. Genoa is now on the 6th position of the standings with 10 points in 6 matches. Next week we play in Bologna, but first Thursdaynight in Valencia.  

Criscito back in the team against Udinese

The Genoa-players celebrate goalscorer Criscito with the 1-1 equalizer in Odense

Because of his red card against Napoli one of our best players in the beginning of this season: Mimmo Criscito was banned for the 2 matches against Chievo and Juventus. Tomorrow against Udinese our Italian National team player returns in the line-up probably to substitute Marco Rossi who stays in Genova because of an injury. These 21 players get the support of the 300 Genoa-fans (3000 Genoa-supporters travel to Valencia this week!) tomorrow in Stadio Friuli:

GOALKEEPERS: Amelia, Russo, Scarpi

DEFENDERS: Biava, Bocchetti, Esposito, Moretti, Sokratis, Tomovic

MIDFIELDERS: Criscito, Kharja, Mesto, Milanetto, Modesto, Zapater

STRIKERS: Crespo, Figueroa, Floccari, Palacio, Palladino, Sculli

Genoa draws against Juve: 2-2 (Mesto+Crespo)

Crespo scores 2-1 against Juventus

Also the 3rd homematch of Genoa was very spectacular with many goals and attractive football. After the victories against Roma (3-2) and Napoli (4-1) this time we draw with 2-2 against Juventus that lost their first points in Luigi Ferraris. After 6 minutes Iaquinta scored the openinggoal: 0-1. In the 31st minute it was a header of Mesto out of a fantastic cross of Sculli that beat Buffon for the first time tonight: 1-1. In the last 15 minutes of the match both team scored another time: first it was Hernan Crespo who headed a cross of Mesto into the 7 of the goal and 5 minutes before the end Trezeguet scored the equalizer: 2-2. Genoa stays on the 4th position in the standings with 10 points in 5 matches. The next match is Sunday at 15.00 hours in Udine.

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Gasperini selects 21 players to beat Juventus

The winning goal of Raffaele Palladino in the 88th minute: 3-2

Lats season Genoa beat Juventus by 3-2 in Luigi Ferraris with the winning goal of Raffaele Palladino in the 88th minute. Tomorrow we play again at home against Juventus that did win all 4 matches so far this season. Our coach Mr. Gasperini selected all players of his selection except squalified Criscito, injured Juric and Jankovic and the youngsters Russo and El Shaarawy. The 21 players to beat Juventus are:

GOALKEEPERS: Amelia, Scarpi

DEFENDERS: Biava, Bocchetti, Esposito, Moretti, Sokratis, Tomovic

MIDFIELDERS: Fatic, Kharja, Mesto, Milanetto, Modesto, Rossi, Sculli, Zapater

STRIKERS: Crespo, Figueroa, Floccari, Palacio, Palladino

Luigi Ferraris will be almost completely sold out with 24.289 seasonticket-holders and over 8.000 owners of a single ticket!

Genoa lost 1st match against Chievo: 3-1

This afternoon Genoa lost the first points in Serie A this season. Within 7 minutes Chievo Verona scored twice against our team without line-up players Moretti, Criscito, Juric, Zapater, Rossi and Sculli. Because we missed these 6 important players our defense and midfield were not good organized. Unless the ball-possession of 70% against 30% the match was played in the first 7 minutes. In the 65th minute the hope came back with the goal of Floccari (penalty), but 11 minutes later the match was definitively over when Pellissier headed 3-1 behind Amelia. In the 92nd minute Floccari missed an undeserved penalty, game over ! Already next Thursday we can have our revanche against Juventus. 

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Palladino back in the team against Chievo

Rafaelle Palladino got injured against Atalanta

Finally Raffaele Palladino is back in the team after his misterious virus. Because Genoa plays so many matches in short term, Mr. Gasperini did not select Moretti, Zapater and Figueroa to have some rest in these bussy days. Besides these 3 players Genoa tomorrow against Chievo Verona also misses squalified Criscito and the injured couple Juric and Jankovic. Mr. Gasperini selected the following 19 players to stay nr. 1 in the standings: 

GOALKEEPERS: Amelia, Russo, Scarpi

DEFENDERS: Biava, Bocchetti, Esposito, Fatic, Sokratis, Tomovic

MIDFIELDERS: Kharja, Mesto, Milanetto, Modesto, Rossi

STRIKERS: Crespo, Floccari, Palacio, Palladino, Sculli

Zapater and Sculli give us a new victory (2-0)

The first goal against Slavia Praha by Alberto Zapater

Also in Europa League our Genoa is on top of the standings. Tonight the Gasperini-boys beat Slavia Praha by 2-0, while the other match in poule B: Lille-Valencia ended in a 1-1 draw. On Thursday 1st October the next round takes place with: Valencia-Genoa.

Both goals of Genoa were scored in the 1st half, by Alberto Zapater in the 4th minute:

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and by Giuseppe Sculli after a fantastic assist of Nenad Tomovic in the 39th minute:

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Tomorrow 19.00 hours: Genoa-Slavia Praha

Gradinata Nord changed into the flag of Europe, to celebrate the return 17 long years after Ajax-Genoa

Tomorrow-evening at 19.00 hours Genoa starts group B of Europa League in Luigi Ferraris against Slavia Prahia. Already 20.000 tifosi bought a ticket so they can see the return of Bocchetti in the team. Genoa misses tomorrow Biava (squalified after his yellow cards in both play-off matches), Juric, Floccari, Jankovic and Palladino. The following 19 players are selected by Mr. Gasperini:

GOALKEEPERS: Amelia, Scarpi

DEFENDERS: Bocchetti, Criscito, Esposito, Moretti, Sokratis, Tomovic

MIDFIELDERS: Kharja, Mesto, Milanetto, Modesto, Rossi, Zapater

STRIKERS: Crespo, El Shaarawy, Figueroa, Palacio, Sculli