Sunday March 30 2014
Gasp: 'Genoa, end Verona taboo'

Gian Piero Gasperini urged Genoa to “end the Verona taboo” this afternoon, as they haven’t won here since 1958.

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“We are in a good physical and psychological condition, though we can and must do more,” said Gasp in his Press conference.

“We want to end the Verona taboo. We know the difficulties that this fixture holds, as they will want to put the recent negative results behind them and can count on a passionate crowd.

“As for us, the table is closing up and there are many teams bunched within a few points of each other. I am happy with the way the team has grown and the points accumulated, but we are still motivated to do better.”

Alberto Gilardino fractured a bone in his hand during Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Lazio, but won’t require surgery.

“He can play thanks to a protective cast.”

However, Nicolas Burdisso, Francelino Matuzalem, Sime Vrsaljko, Juraj Kucka and Luca Antonini are sidelined with Daniele Portanova suspended.

Genoa squad for Verona: Albertoni, Bizzarri, Perin; Antonelli, De Ceglie, De Maio, Di Marco, Gamberini, Marchese, Motta; Bertolacci, Cabral, Cofie, Sturaro, Todisco; Calaiò, Centurion, Fetfatzidis, Gilardino, Konate, Sculli

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