Genoa eventually capitulated to Espanyol on penalties after a creditable 0-0 draw in Spain.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s men flew out for the pre-season Ciutat de Barcelona trophy and gave a good account of themselves.
Lanza turned over the bar and Edenilson was only denied by the goalkeeper’s legs, who also blocked a Diego Perotti free kick.
Mattia Perin was called into action with a save on Garcia and Perotti drilled off target.
The game ended 0-0 after 90 minutes, so was decided by a penalty shoot-out. All the players converted except for Edenilson, whose final spot-kick was beaten away.
Espanyol 0-0 Genoa
Espanyol: Casilla, Victor, Alvarez, Salva (Stuani 59), Garcia, Lanza, D Lopez, Colotto, Alvaro, Arbilla, Montanes (Abraham 85)
Genoa: Perin, De Maio, Izzo, Pinilla (Samprisi 82), Perotti (Marsura 80), Antonelli, Cofie, Marchese, Greco (Alhassan 76), Edenilson, Falque (Ragusa 59)