Genoa start with Andrea Favilli over Andrea Pinamonti against a Radja Nainggolan-less Cagliari in Serie A this evening.
Pinamonti failed to score in Genoa’s last two games, so Favilli gets the chance to partner Christian Kouame in attack.
The former Juventus striker was once a highly-rated teenager and helped Italy to third place at the U-20 World Cup in 2017.
However, he turned 22 in May and is out to make up for lost time after injury ruled him out for most of last season.
The Grifone face a Cagliari side who remain without talisman and Inter loanee Nainggolan.
Nonetheless, they beat Parma 3-1 in the previous round and their XI reflects that as only one change sees Artur Ionita come in for fellow midfielder Marko Rog.
Cagliari: Olsen; Cacciatore, Pisacane, Ceppitelli, Pellegrini; Nandez, Cigarini, Ionita; Castro; Joao Pedro, Simeone
Genoa: Radu; Biraschi, Zapata, Criscito; Ankersen, Radovanovic, Schone, Pajac; Saponara; Kouame, Favilli
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