Italian Serie A
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Genoa 0-1 Roma

Mattia Perin
Mattia Perin was linked with a £12m transfer to Liverpool hours before the game

Roma moved to within one point of Serie A leaders Juventus with a victory over 10-man Genoa.

The hosts went down to 10 men in the 29th minute when goalkeeper Mattia Perin was sent off for fouling Radja Nainggolan in the box.

Adem Ljajic took the penalty but it was saved with substitute keeper Eugenio Lamanna's first touch.

However, nine minutes later Nainggolan scored the only goal with an acrobatic volley from a Maicon cross.

Roma wasted chances to increase the lead through Ljajic and Miralem Pjanic, and nearly paid for their profligacy when Genoa's Tomas Rincon headed the ball into the roof of the net in the last minute of injury time, only for officials to rule it out for off-side.

The result means Roma take advantage of Juventus's 1-1 draw with Sampdoria to close the gap at the top of Serie A.

Genoa dropped down to fifth, below city rivals Sampdoria on goal difference.

Eugenio Lamanna saves Adem Ljajic penalty
Eugenio Lamanna's save from Adem Ljajic's penalty was his first touch

Line-ups

Genoa

  • 1PerinBooked at 29mins
  • 14Roncaglia
  • 8Burdisso
  • 4De MaioSubstituted forPinillaat 69'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 13Antonelli
  • 69Sturaro
  • 88Rincón
  • 91Bertolacci
  • 24FalqueSubstituted forLamannaat 31'minutes
  • 32MatriSubstituted forAndrade dos Santosat 45'minutes
  • 10PerottiBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 3Antonini
  • 5Izzo
  • 9Pinilla
  • 15Marchese
  • 16Lestienne
  • 18Fetfatzidis
  • 19Greco
  • 21Andrade dos Santos
  • 23Lamanna
  • 40Prisco
  • 87Rosi
  • 92Mussis

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13Sisenando
  • 2Yanga-MbiwaBooked at 28mins
  • 23AstoriBooked at 25mins
  • 25Holebas
  • 15PjanicBooked at 90mins
  • 20Keita
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 24Florenzi
  • 27KouassiSubstituted forIturbeat 83'minutes
  • 8LjajicSubstituted forTottiat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 3Cole
  • 6Strootman
  • 7Iturbe
  • 9Borriello
  • 10Totti
  • 22Destro
  • 32Paredes
  • 35Torosidis
  • 44Manolas
  • 53Verde
  • 82Emanuelson
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
20,055

Match Stats

Home TeamGenoaAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home7
Away19
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Genoa 0, Roma 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Genoa 0, Roma 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

  4. Post update

    Diego Perotti (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Genoa. Nicolas Burdisso tries a through ball, but Tomás Rincón is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicolas Burdisso (Genoa) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Diego Perotti with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Genoa. Conceded by José Holebas.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mauricio Pinilla (Genoa) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

  9. Booking

    Miralem Pjanic (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

  11. Post update

    Stefano Sturaro (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Juan Iturbe (Roma).

  13. Post update

    Edenilson (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Juan Iturbe (Roma) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alessandro Florenzi with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by José Holebas.

  16. Booking

    Diego Perotti (Genoa) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Diego Perotti (Genoa).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Juan Iturbe replaces Gervinho.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicolas Burdisso (Genoa) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Diego Perotti with a cross following a set piece situation.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Seydou Keita (Roma).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 14th December 2014

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