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

Match ends, Genoa 0, Roma 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Genoa 0, Roma 1.

Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

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

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

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.

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by José Holebas.

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

Booking

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

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

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

Foul by Juan Iturbe (Roma).

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

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

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

Booking

Diego Perotti (Genoa) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Diego Perotti (Genoa).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Juan Iturbe replaces Gervinho.

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.

Foul by Seydou Keita (Roma).

Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Mauricio Pinilla (Genoa) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Roma. Francesco Totti tries a through ball, but Gervinho is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Francesco Totti with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Facundo Roncaglia.

Attempt blocked. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gervinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Francesco Totti replaces Adem Ljajic.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

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

Attempt missed. Diego Perotti (Genoa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luca Antonelli with a cross.

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Maicon.

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Alessandro Florenzi.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

Mauricio Pinilla (Genoa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Davide Astori following a set piece situation.

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Edenilson (Genoa).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Genoa. Mauricio Pinilla replaces Sebastien De Maio.

Delay in match José Holebas (Roma) because of an injury.

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