After 5 matches without a victory (3 draws and 2 defeats) and matches against Roma, Inter and Fiorentina ahead a victory today againt Sassuolo was necessary. Without Kucka and our defenders Antonini, Portanova and Gamberini our friendly coach Gasperini started with De Maio, Marchese, Bertolacci and Konaté in the line-up. In the 28th minute Luca Antonelli was fouled in the penalty-area and Alberto Gilardino scored the penalty in the roof of the goal (see foto). One minute before halftime Bertolacci scored the 2nd goal after a perfect assist of Konaté. In the second half Genoa froze the match, while Alberto Gilardino missed the 2nd penalty in the 89th minute after he was fouled. The victory was number 500 of Genoa in Serie A and brings us on the 8th position in the standings with 23 points, 9 ahead of the relegation-zone.