GENOA NEWS

Claudio Ranieri admits the situation at Sampdoria “couldn’t be worse” but expects fans to “spur on” the side against Genoa in the Derby della Lanterna.
Genoa have announced former Cagliari and Leeds United man Francesco Marroccu as their new sporting director.
The referees for Serie A Week 16 have been announced, with Fabio Maresca given the top-four meeting between Cagliari and Lazio.
Gennaro Gattuso reportedly rejected 18 jobs before deciding to take on the task of succeeding Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli.
Gennaro Gattuso will be appointed Napoli coach within hours, after the club announced that his mentor Carlo Ancelotti had been sacked.
Genoa forward Goran Pandev and Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic have been hit with two-match bans in today’s Giudice Sportivo verdict.
Lega Serie A has confirmed the dates and times for Week 18-22 fixtures, among them Napoli clashes with Juventus and Inter, plus the Rome derby.
An “upset” Fabio Quagliarella feels he let Sampdoria down after he missed a penalty against Parma on Sunday.
Claudio Ranieri warned Sampdoria “have to start acting like teams who fight tooth and claw to avoid relegation” after their 1-0 defeat to Parma.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Torino-Fiorentina and Bologna-Milan.
Fabio Liverani saw Lecce fight back from 2-0 down for 2-2, but can’t help but see it as “two points dropped” against nine-man Genoa.
Thiago Motta was “proud” of Genoa for holding out when down to nine men in a 2-2 draw with Lecce, but inevitably has regrets over the first half.
Lecce fought back from 2-0 down to hold nine-man Genoa 2-2 in a chaotic relegation dogfight, as Goran Pandev scored an incredible goal from 43 yards and was sent off.
Lecce coach Fabio Liverani is full of praise for former team-mate Goran Pandev ahead of their clash against Genoa. “The older he gets, the more decisive he becomes.”
Thiago Motta prepares to face Lecce and warns “anyone who doesn’t love Genoa can step aside” after tensions flared.
Hellas Verona confirm striker Eddie Salcedo will be out for at least a month after knee surgery, but avoided far worse ligament damage.
The Coppa Itallia Round of 16 draw was made today, as Napoli, Lazio, Inter, Fiorentina, Milan, Torino, Parma and Juventus are the hosts.
The referees for Serie A Week 15 are announced, with Michael Fabbri given Lazio-Juventus and Gianpaolo Calvarese officiating Inter-Roma
Genoa striker Andrea Pinamonti says his dream is to become Italy’s No 9 after scoring the winner against Ascoli in the Coppa Italia.
Genoa had to come back from 2-1 down to beat Serie B side Ascoli in a 3-2 Coppa Italia thriller, setting up a clash with Torino.