Giuseppe Rossi made his debut in a Genoa jersey, marking the end of his latest injury nightmare.
Pepito signed on as a free agent, but had to wait until this week for the international transfer to come through.
With the paperwork completed, he came off the bench for the final 13 minutes of Genoa’s Coppa Italia Round of 16 tie against Juventus.
The former Parma, Manchester United, Villarreal, Fiorentina, Levante and Celta Vigo star is still only 30 years old, but has had three serious knee injuries.
The most recent to the anterior cruciate ligament was when playing for Celta Vigo on April 9, 2017.