Among other of today’s Serie A football results, Genoa lost the Derby di Liguria to Spezia, that too, at home. Simone Bastoni’s goal in favour of Spezia proved decisive at Marassi as Genoa are in real trouble now. Watch the highlights of the football match.
This Liguria Derby fixture last night was a relegation dogfight between two Serie A teams in dire straits.
Domenico Criscito, Valon Behrami, Nikola Milenkovic and Yayah Kallon missed out playing last night, among new signings in the side.
On the other hand, Spezia missed Kevin Agudelo due to suspension and Ebrima Colley, at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Serie A Football Results – Genoa Lost the Derby di Liguria to Spezia
Visitors Spezia started aggressively by testing the goalkeeper with a Rey Manaj header before the well-worked opening goal. Daniele Verde rolled the ball across from the left for Simone Bastoni to finish from 12 yards.
Spezia ruined two great chances, Salvatore Sirigu parrying from Giulio Maggiore before the Verde follow-up was cleared off the line.
Manaj also went close to scoring, turning his marker from 12 yards to fire just wide of the upright.
Genoa did better in the second half after several changes, though. Mattia Destro even got away from Martin Erlic but did not have enough power on the finish.
Sirigu flew to fingertip a long-range Bastoni strike out from under the bar. Then, Silvan Hefti’s right-foot volley skimmed the far post.
Finally, Destro could’ve equalised in stoppage time, but fired over on the Goran Pandev assist.
Genoa 0 – 1 Spezia
Goals: Bastoni 14’ (Spezia)