Genoa-Toro: pitch is ready, Diego Milito not

The pitch of Luigi Ferraris, Thursday 8th January 2009

As expected the weather got better and already Thursday the missing 1/3 part of the grass arrived in Genova. This afternoon the team of Mr. Gasperini trained on the new pitch and everybody was happy to play finally on a good and green field.

Mr. Gasperini does not have as much problems as last month against Chievo because half of the 10 missing players are back in the team: Ferrari, Mesto, Milanetto, Roman and Sculli. The other 5: Paro, Potenza, Gasbarroni, Palladino and Milito are still injured. Because it is not 100% sure that our 2 Brasilians: Rubinho and Thiago Motta can play Mr. Gasperini selected 20 players, including the youngsters Lamanna and El Shaarawy:

Goalkeepers: Lamanna, Rubinho, Scarpi

Defenders: Biava, Bocchetti, Criscito, Ferrari, Sokratis

Midfielders: Juric, Mesto, Milanetto, Modesto, Rossi, Roman, Thiago Motta, Vanden Borre

Forwards: El Shaarawy, Jankovic, Olivera, Sculli  

Rubén Olivera scores the second goal against Mantova

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