Genoa did win the important match against A.S. Roma with 2-1 by a goal of Bosko Jankovic in the 37th minute and Juraj Kucka in the 89th minute. Best player of Genoa was goalkeeper Frey. Genoa is now 8th in the standings with 12 points in 8 matches.
Roma played as we did in the Gasperini-period: very offensively with at the end 4 strikers. The ball-possession of the Romans was 68%, but the defense of Genoa with their leader Sebastien Frey stopped everything. Eight minutes before the end of the first half Rodrigo Palacio ran with the ball towards the goal of Maarten Stekelenburg. Inside the penaltyarea our topscorer played the ball to Bosko Jankovic who shot it strongly in the far corner: 1-0. In the 2nd half Roma played even more offensive and after a mistake of both Merkel and Bovo the Romans scored 8 minutes before the end the equalizer. Still a good result to Genoa, but our players wanted more. In the 89th minute Genoa got a corner which Veloso shot a little too hard, but Merkel headed it from the backline besides the goal against the legs of Juraj Kucka into the goal: 2-1, game over ! Next Sunday we play in Florence against Fiorentina, the former team of Rossi, Dainelli, Moretti and Frey, while their star-player Gilardino was close to a transfer to Genoa last summer.