GENOA NEWS

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta admits Miralem Pjanic “hasn’t been performing quite up to expectations.”
Mario Mandzukic and Juan Cuadrado get the nod, as Gonzalo Higuain is not 100 per cent fit when Juventus visit Genoa.
Gonzalo Higuain reportedly won’t be risked from the start as Juventus travel to Genoa.
Join us for all the build-up and action for today’s six Serie A games, including Palermo-Lazio, Genoa-Juventus and Roma-Pescara.
Napoli have looked at all the other options, but can now make a firm January bid for West Ham United striker Simone Zaza.
Ivan Juric feels Genoa will miss their absent star players more than Juventus this afternoon. “They adapt to any situation.”
Max Allegri has Gonzalo Higuain back against Genoa and intends to use him alongside Mario Mandzukic. “Let’s keep our feet on the ground.”
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini admits he enjoyed revenge over Inter and was close to taking the Juventus job on two occasions.
Over a long Serie A weekend Milan visit Empoli with a new hitman, Juventus are in Genoa, Roma welcome Pescara, then Napoli-Sassuolo and Inter-Fiorentina.
Gonzalo Higuain looks increasingly likely to miss Juventus’ trip to Genoa, as he trained alone again today.
Juan Cuadrado urges Juventus to “keep our heads” against Genoa, having secured Champions League qualification on Tuesday.
Juventus are sweating on the fitness of Gonzalo Higuain and Medhi Benatia, as both trained separately today.
Maurizio Sarri insisted Napoli’s performance with Dynamo Kiev was “not worthy of jeers,” but above all influenced by Benfica’s 3-3 draw at Besiktas.
Lego Pro club Prato have announced the retirement of former Milan full-back Luca Antonini.
Genoa defender Lucas Orban has been handed a three-match ban, while Dias Felipe, Gianni Munari, Miguel Veloso and Rafael Toloi are suspended.
Genoa have announced that Leonardo Pavoletti has sprained his knee with “a first-grade injury to the internal collateral ligament”.
Hernanes admits Genoa’s interest “is nice to hear” but insists he is only focusing on Juventus’ upcoming matches.
Ivan Juric says Genoa paid the price for defensive lapses in their 3-1 defeat by Lazio.
Lazio Coach Simone Inzaghi believes his players can still improve despite an eight match unbeaten run.
Lazio pushed their way past Genoa to consolidate the push for European positions, including a fine Felipe Anderson volley.