Gasperini selects 20 players against Mantova

the line-up of Genoa against AZ Alkmaar

Standing from left to right: Potenza, Biava, Juric, Mesto, Ferrari, Rubinho

Squat from left to right: Modesto, Sculli, Figueroa, Milanetto (c), Palladino

Genoa-coach Gian Piero Gasperini has selected 20 players that are now in trainingscamp to prepare for the match in the 3rd round of Coppa Italia tomorrow at 16.00 hours against Mantova (Serie B) in Luigi Ferraris. Genoa misses the midfielders: Matteo Paro (squalified), Anthony Vanden Borre (Olympic games) and Nicolas Domingo (transfer is not official yet) and defender Matteo D’Alessandro. Because only 5 midfielders of the playerslist are able to play tomorrow also Stefano Botta is selected, while we all expect that Genoa will rent him to another team before 1st September. 

The 20 players of our first official match of the season:

Goalkeepers: 83 Rubinho, 73 Scarpi

Defenders: 25 Biava, 26 Bocchetti, 4 Criscito, 13 Ferrari, 3 Potenza, 15 Sokratis

Midfielders: 30 Botta, 28 Juric, 20 Mesto, 77 Milanetto, 23 Modesto, 7 Rossi

Strikers: 21 Di Gennaro, 18 Gasbarroni, 9 Figueroa, 11 Olivera, 10 Palladino, 14 Sculli  

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