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.
Sampdoria named their squad for tonight’s Derby della Lanterna against Genoa, as Fabio Quagliarella and Dawid Kownacki return.
Napoli are desperate to regain their form and compete once again with Juventus, while the competition for European spots is only growing hotter.
Genoa Coach Davide Ballardini expects an open game against Sampdoria - “we’ll play to score, so will they”.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo says “the derby is for the fans” ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with Genoa.
Michael Fabbri will referee Fiorentina’s trip to Roma, as the officials for Week 31 are announced.
Genoa’s general manager has invited Napoli to make an offer for Mattia Perin. “He wouldn’t be a gamble but rather a guarantee.”
A spectacular last-gasp Iuri Medeiros strike gave Genoa the hard-fought victory over unlucky Cagliari to break away from the drop zone.
Check the line-ups for today’s rescheduled games Atalanta-Sampdoria, Genoa-Cagliari and Udinese-Fiorentina.
Genoa Coach Davide Ballardini criticises fans for whistling Gianluca Lapadula - “he took responsibility”.
Referee Marco Di Bello has kept the Derby della Madonnina between Milan and Inter for the rescheduled midweek round of Serie A fixtures.
Davide Ballardini believes the race to avoid relegation will go down to the wire after Genoa were held 1-1 by 10-man SPAL.
Leonardo Semplici says SPAL’s 1-1 draw at Genoa, in which they conceded two penalties and played for over an hour with 10 men, should give his side ‘strength and self-belief.’
Join us for all the action from today’s 10 Serie A games, including Bologna-Roma, Inter-Verona, Sassuolo-Napoli and Juventus-Milan.
Lazio fought back from a scare to crush 10-man Benevento 6-2, while Inter made short work of Verona, Torino conquered Cagliari and SPAL held Genoa.