Sunday May 8 2011
De Canio: 'Forza Genoa!'

Lecce have climbed out of the relegation zone, but it all depends on the derby tonight. “I'm cheering on Genoa,” said Gigi De Canio.

The last-gasp 2-1 win over Napoli allowed the Salentini to leapfrog Sampdoria, who are in action at 19.45 UK time.

“I will watch tonight's game and I'm cheering on Genoa,” smiled the Coach.

“Our safety has to be linked in with Samp's results. If by the end of this weekend we are still on top of Sampdoria, then our fate is in our hands.

“I don't think it is a good idea that the Genoa derby is tonight, as Sampdoria know the results of the other sides in the relegation battle. It means the playing field isn't entirely even.”

There was tension at the Stadio Via del Mare, as Javier Ernesto Chevanton's goal was initially not given.

“The referee saw that the ball had gone over the line, it was confirmed over the microphone by the linesman and so he gave the goal.”

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