Wednesday February 16 2011
Ballardini: 'Important Genoa win'

Davide Ballardini believes Genoa's Derby victory is “worth a lot for the fans and the table.”

This has overall been a disappointing campaign for both Marassi sides, so winning the Derby della Lanterna against Sampdoria takes on a special meaning.

“This victory is worth a lot to us, for the fans and the table,” commented the Coach.

“We're very happy and so are our supporters. Having said that, we dominated the match and it's really not a positive thing to create so many chances and only score once.

“I am, however, satisfied with the overall performance of the team.”

Genoa rattled the woodwork twice before Rafinha netted the winner from distance.