In the 3rd round of Coppa Italia Genoa has beaten Mantova by 3-1. In the next round on 18th September and 2nd October Genoa plays against Ravenna (Serie C-1) that surprised in Palermo yesterday.
Mr. Gasperini started with the following team: Rubinho; Biava, Ferrari, Criscito; Mesto, Rossi, Juric, Modesto; Sculli, Olivera, Gasbarroni. It lasted only 19 minutes till Olivera scored the first official Genoa-goal of the season. In the 43rd minute again Olivera doubled the score: 2-0 at halftime. The match with 8.577 spectators was decided by Mesto’s substitute: Omar Milanetto, who beat goalkeeper Handanovic for the 3rd time in the 76th minute. In the last 15 minutes also Palladino and Figueroa came into the field to substitute Sculli and Olivera. The last goal was scored with a free-kick by Passoni in the 87th minute: 3-1. Genoa qualified for the 1/16 finals against Ravenna.