GENOA NEWS

With eight teams all facing the very real prospect of sliding in to Serie B, Football Italia analyses a fierce relegation battle.
Davide Ballardini still won’t be drawn on his Genoa future after they broke clear of the drop zone. “I don’t need to convince anyone.”
Walter Zenga had complaints about the match-winning Genoa goal, but insists Crotone will fight to stay in Serie A to the bitter end.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s four Serie A games, including a Cagliari-Udinese dogfight and Atalanta-Inter.
Daniel Bessa’s free header proved decisive at Marassi, as Genoa break perhaps definitively away from the relegation zone and halt Crotone’s revival.
Check the official line-ups from the two Saturday evening games, Chievo-Torino and Genoa-Crotone.
Sassuolo look set to win the race for Italy Under-21 international central defender Marco Varnier.
Paolo Mazzoleni has been assigned to the Derby della Capitale between Lazio and Roma, as the referees are announced for Week 32 of Serie A.
Genoa are reportedly thinking of replacing Davide Ballardini with former Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi as their Coach for next season.
Former Italy defender Domenico Criscito has reportedly agreed to re-join Genoa from Zenit Petersburg on a five-year contract.
Genoa’s Andrea Bertolacci admits ‘I’ll always carry Roma in my heart’ after his former club eliminated Barcelona from the Champions League.
Sampdoria full-back Nicola Murru has been diagnosed with a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin says “it’s not just me and Gigio Donnarumma” who are competing to replace Gianluigi Buffon in the Italy squad.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero admits his team’s derby draw with Genoa was ‘a missed opportunity.’
Marco Giampaolo felt Sampdoria did all they could against a Genoa side who “had no intention of playing football” and keep European ambitions alive.
Davide Ballardini won’t discuss his contract until Genoa have secured their Serie A safety, which is a step closer after a draw with Sampdoria.
Mattia Perin confessed this may well have been his final Genoa Derby amid reports of a Napoli move. “I don’t know what the future holds.”
Sampdoria and Genoa failed to convert their chances in a tense Derby della Lanterna and a point apiece does little for either side.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from four Serie A games, including Benevento-Juventus, Roma-Fiorentina and Sampdoria-Genoa.
Fabio Quagliarella and Duvan Zapata lead the Sampdoria attack in a tense Derby della Lanterna with struggling city rivals Genoa.