GENOA NEWS

With so many superb performances this midweek in Week 4 of Serie A, Dave Taylor found it difficult to pick his best XI.
Verona defender Ivan Martic was kept in hospital overnight after suffering head trauma during the 2-2 draw with Genoa.
Andrea Mandorlini praised his Verona’s side’s spirit and attack shown against Genoa, but admits they still ‘lack balance’.
Juventus swept Cesena aside, but Roma needed a late Miralem Pjanic gem to conquer Parma and Inter won with a Daniel Osvaldo volley.
Lazio defender Santiago Gentiletti will be out for six months, while Dusan Basta and Lucas Biglia also have injuries.
Genoa Coach Gian Piero Gasperini said Mattia Perin is “priceless” after a 1-0 victory over Lazio.
Stefano Pioli felt Lazio were incredibly unlucky in their 1-0 defeat to Genoa, having dominated the first half.
There are fears Lazio defender Santiago Gentiletti has suffered a serious knee ligament injury.
Roma made short work of Cagliari, but 10-man Lazio paid the price for wasted chances at Genoa and Sassuolo held Sampdoria.
Stefano Pioli told Lazio they “need to act like a real team” against Genoa on Sunday.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi has warned that the club will not consider selling goalkeeper Mattia Perin.
Sassuolo will be without Domenico Berardi for three games, following his red card picked up against Inter in Week 2.
Defender Sebastian De Maio is reportedly a step away from signing a new and improved contract with Genoa.
Stefano Pioli has acknowledged Lazio’s strong start to the season but warns that his team are still to improve in certain aspects.
Gian Piero Gasperini is “happy” 10-man Genoa were able to secure a point in their 0-0 at Fiorentina.
Vincenzo Montella feels Fiorentina did everything right against Genoa, except “getting the ball in the net.”
Fiorentina were unable to break down 10-man Genoa, Lazio saw off Cesena and Atalanta shocked Cagliari.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado returns to the Fiorentina line-up against Genoa with Micah Richards on the bench.
Gian Piero Gasperini has Alessandro Matri back against Fiorentina this afternoon and “our attacking potential has notably improved.”
Micah Richards is ready for his Serie A debut in Fiorentina-Genoa, but Marko Marin is still sidelined.