GENOA – Davide Nicola, third manager of the season, made his debut on the Genoa bench with a victory against Sassuolo. Important success in terms of salvation because it puts the Rossoblùs back in the running, who are now at least one from Sampdoria, who is currently the first team out of the relegation zone. The rossoblùs took the lead with a penalty awarded for a dubious contact between Obiang and Sanabria and coldly transformed by Mimmo Criscito.
Shortly thereafter, Sassuolo drew up the accounts with Obiang himself, on a diversion by Biraschi. In the second half, the referee nullified a goal against Sassuolo for a Djuricic handball and Genoa found the three points with a lucky Pandev goal in advance of Sassuolo's goalkeeper. Below is the match report.
Scorers: 29 'pt Criscito rig. (G), 33 'pt Obiang (S), 41' Pandev (G)
Assist: 33 'pt Locatelli (S);
Genoa (3-5-2): Perin; Biraschi, Romero, Criscito; Ankersen, Jagiello (27 'st Behrami), Radovanovic, Sturaro (39' st Cassata), Pajac; Pandev, Sanabria (24 'st Favilli). All. Nicola.
Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Tips; Toljan, Romagna, Ferrari, Kiriakopoulos; Obiang, Locatelli; Traorè (49 'st Raspadori), Duncan (8' st Djuricic), Boga (33 'st Berardi); Caputo. Att. De Zerbi.
Referee: M. Irrati of Pistoia.
Ammonites: 19 'pt Duncan (S), 20' pt Criscito (G), 23 'Locatelli (S), 36' pt Sturaro (G); 6 'st Sanabria (G), 31' st Romagna (S), 40 'st Toljan (S), 46' st Obiang (S), 51 'st Biraschi (G).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano