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Wednesday February 7 2018
Grifone needs to sharpen its claws

The last-gasp victory over Lazio was thrilling, but unless Genoa start delivering consistently in attack, Richard Hall warns it might remain a one-off.

Genoa’s last-gasp win against Lazio must simply be appreciated in the moment. The fact that Diego Laxalt had a sublime goal ruled out with help from VAR only made his bullet header in the dying embers even more special.

The victory also saw ex-Lazio forward Goran Pandev roll back the years and score against his old employers, but don’t be fooled. All the stars aligned for the Rossoblu on Monday night, but there were still enough examples on how good they could be, if they can find individuals or a collective to share the goals.

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Tuesday February 6 2018
Genoa lose defensive pair

Genoa will be without defender Armando Izzo for at least a month and Aleandro Rosi for 10 days.

The club released a statement on the latest medical tests for their injured players.

Izzo has sprained his right knee with damage to the external collateral ligament, so will be on the sidelines for approximately four weeks.

As for full-back Rosi, he has a heavy bruise to the right adductor muscle and that will require around 10 days to fully recover.

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Wednesday January 10 2018
Genoa: ‘Perin won’t leave in January’

Genoa director general Giorgio Perinetti says Armando Izzo and Mattia Perin won’t leave in January unless they get “ridiculous offers”.

Both players have been linked with a move away from the Griffon this month, but they’re struggling against relegation and lie just six points above the drop zone.

“Izzo is a very important player and we want to keep him,” Perinetti explained to Sky.

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Wednesday January 3 2018
Milan put Musacchio on the market

Milan could sell Mateo Musacchio just six months after his €18m transfer from Villarreal, as he rarely plays.

The 27-year-old Argentina international was signed in July 2017 and was one of the first new arrivals under the Yonghong Li tenure.

However, the defender has managed only 18 competitive appearances this season and is often benched in favour of Alessio Romagnoli and Leonardo Bonucci.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Musacchio is on the market if the Rossoneri can get someone more suited to new Coach Gennaro Gattuso’s tactics.

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Wednesday January 3 2018
Milan consider Izzo swap?

Milan are reportedly prepared to exchange Mateo Musacchio or Cristian Zapata for Genoa defender Armando Izzo.

According to CalcioNews24, Izzo fits the bill for Milan as a centre-back that is ‘reliable’ and will give them “breathing space”.

The Neapolitan has slotted straight back into Genoa’s defence after returning from a ban for failing to report match-fixing, and the website notes he is also being courted by Fiorentina and Inter.

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Wednesday October 11 2017
Izzo renews with Genoa

Armando Izzo has renewed his Genoa contract, on what is believed to be a five-year deal.

The centre-back has been banned for the last six months for failing to report match fixing, something he has always denied.

He can return to the pitch this weekend, and today on Instagram he has announced that he’s renewed his contract with the club that stood by him.

“I’m very honoured to announced that I’ll be able to remain in the Genoa family,” Izzo wrote on his Instagram.

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Wednesday October 11 2017
Izzo ‘honoured’ to sign new deal

Armando Izzo admits he is ‘very honoured’ to sign a new contract with Genoa ahead of playing his first game in six months this weekend.

Izzo was given a six-month ban from football after he was charged with failing to report match-fixing at Avellino, but the defender has since committed himself to Genoa until 2022 and is set to return against Cagliari on Sunday.

“I’m very honoured to be able to announce that I’ll remain with the Genoa family,” he began in an emotional Instagram post.

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Saturday September 9 2017
Juric expects Udinese revival

Genoa Coach Ivan Juric doesn’t trust Udinese to continue their negative streak ahead of tomorrow’s encounter.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“We have worked well over the last two weeks in training and are feeling positive,” said Juric in his Press conference.

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Wednesday September 6 2017
Izzo can return for Genoa

Armando Izzo’s suspension for failing to report match fixing has been cancelled, so he can return for Genoa immediately.

The centre-back was given an 18-month ban in April for failing to report two fixes while at Avellino, for games against Modena and Reggina in 2013-14.

In May that was reduced to six months, and with time served taken into account he was eligible for an October return.

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Sunday July 2 2017
Genoa confirm Iturbe 'interest'

Genoa “are interested” in Roma forward Juan Manuel Iturbe, confirmed President Enrico Preziosi, after his Torino spell.

The Paraguay international was signed from Hellas Verona for €24.5m in 2014, but never lived up to his early promise.

He flopped with the Giallorossi and during loans at Bournemouth and Torino.

“We are interested in Iturbe, but it’s just interest,” Preziosi told Pagine Romaniste.

The Genoa President was also asked about Roma’s links with defender Armando Izzo.

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