Ligurians win the battle for salvation

Tonight Genoa-Salernitana faced each other with a related challenge on the bench between the two coaches, former Milan players, Gilardino and Inzaghi. Both on the hunt for full loot to move up the rankings. An obvious battle for salvation won by the home team. Three golden points for the rossoblù who return to victory after a month. Pippo Inzaghi’s men are still penultimate in the standings.

In the first fraction Genoa starts off aggressive, while their opponents study where and how they can attack. Just over a quarter of an hour passed and the rossoblù chipped the posts twice without managing to hit the target with Badelj and Retegui. After the far post the player remains on the ground complaining of knee pain. Salernitana tries to appear forward waiting to start the counterattack, but twice Candreva and Dia find themselves in off-side positions. And it was the home team who broke the deadlock and took the lead in the 35th minute with Gudmundsson, who first missed two opponents and then struck the opposing goalkeeper with a right-footed diagonal shot: uncatchable for Ochoa. The two teams start to get nervous and the yellow cards are issued. In the 44th minute Ocha saved him with a save on Sabelli. 3′ of injury time and it ends 1-0 for Genoa. The rossoblù created more scoring opportunities, with two posts hit in the first 15 minutes while the Campania team started slowly, too reluctant to worry Gilardino’s men.


Genoa vs Salernitana – Serie A football championship – Goal by Gudmundsson (Genoa)

Second half. Upon returning from the changing rooms, the changes begin. Retegui comes out for Genoa, suffering from knee pain, and Ekuban comes on. For Salernitana: Bradaric and Candreva come out, Sambia and Bohinen come in. In the 55th minute there was a great opportunity with Mazzocchi who positioned himself in the area and attempted a volley without success. The substitutions continue. Gilardino gives up Bani, who has a sore ankle, and De Winter comes on. In the 57th minute Sambia tries to deceive Martinez from long range but the Genoa goalkeeper blocks without problems. With half an hour to go, Gilardino continues with the substitutions: the two builders Malinovskyi and Badelj come out, Kutlu and Strootman come on. Inzaghi tries to make his team more offensive. In the last part of this half, Salernitana raises the center of gravity while the hosts are unable to finish. Golden equalizer opportunity for the Granata in the 85th minute with Mazzocchi hitting the crossbar with a header but on the rebound Dia shoots high and devours the goal. And we get to 90’+5′. It ends with the victory of Gilardino’s men. Genoa returns to victory after a month while Salernitana continues its negative streak.

Genoa vs Salernitana - Serie A football championship LaPresse

Genoa vs Salernitana – Serie A football championship

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Genoa vs Salernitana - Serie A football championship - Goal by Gudmundsson (Genoa) LaPresse

Genoa vs Salernitana – Serie A football championship – Goal by Gudmundsson (Genoa)

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