Genoa earned a Coppa Italia victory away to Virtus Lanciano thanks to Mauricio Pinilla.
The 1-0 result means the Grifone go through to the Fourth Round of the competition.
There they will face the winners of today’s Empoli-L’Aquila match.
It was far tougher than expected for Gian Piero Gasperini’s men, who only broke through thanks to a Pinilla penalty after Yago Falque was brought down.
Both goalkeepers were forced into saves during a surprisingly close-run game.
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Lanciano 0-1 Genoa
Scorers: Pinilla pen 29 (G)