Three gold points for Gotti’s team, who won 1-0 at the Dacia Arena in the direct match at the bottom of the standings. De Paul unlocks it, winning right in the 34th minute of a balanced first half. Cross on a free kick by De Paul himself, goal canceled in the 94th minute by the Var to Scamacca and red to Perin. Second success in the league for Udinese that overtakes Genoa, penultimate together with Turin
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UDINESE (3-5-2): Musso; Becao, Nuytinck, Samir; Stryger Larsen, De Paul, Arslan (67 ‘Mandragora), Pereyra (91’ Makengo), Zeegelaar; Pussetto (67 ‘Lasagna), Okaka. All. Gotti
GENOA (3-5-2): Perin; Biraschi (46 ‘Goldaniga), Bani, Masiello (89’ Right); Ghiglione, Lerager, Badelj, Sturaro (68 ‘Zajc), Pellegrini (81’ Paris); Pandev (68 ‘Shomurodov), Scamacca. All. Maran
Ammonites: Masiello (G), Badelj (G), Arslan (U), Musso (U)
Expelled: Perin (G) al 97 ‘
A year ago the Gotti era began with a success in Marassi, Genoa in destiny as in the match that can turn the season ofUdinese. Success of the Friulians in the direct match at the bottom of the standings, 1-0 by De Paul which is worth the overtaking in the standings and the penultimate place given to Maran’s team. Intense match at the Dacia Arena, resolved by a goal in the confrontation between two of the three worst attacks of the tournament. To celebrate the 2nd success in the league are the bianconeri, good at locking the door for two games in a row (not happening since January) and punishing Genoa betrayed by the Var in the 94th minute (goal canceled for offside to Scamacca). And behind the Ligurians, now, there is only the bringing up Crotone.
The chronicle of the race
Absent Deulofeu flew to Barcelona for the birth of his second child, Gotti proposes the Pussetto-Okaka tandem again with Lasagna still on the bench. On the left is Zeegelaar, preferred to Ouwejan. Mirror form (3-5-2) for Maran who loses Rovella (stomach ache and grandstand) replaced by Sturaro, Pandev and Scamacca play in front while Masiello earns a place in the defensive package. First attempt by Samir, with a head like Pussetto always from an inactive ball. Balanced start and another chance from a standstill for Genoa, but at 22 ‘Bani headed not to frame Musso’s goal. At half an hour From Paul does the dress rehearsal with the right of distance, shot that at minute 34 is worth the advantage: Okaka defends the ball and unloads it for Pereyra, clear to open for the captain who doesn’t miss from distance. Fifth goal by De Paul in 9 matches at Genoa, the team he has punished several times in Serie A. After the break it is Pellegrini who plays the charge, a high left that anticipates the swirl of changes and the double attempt by Scamacca. Udinese plays with the clock but stings from an inactive ball: it is still De Paul in the 84th minute who touches the goal, denied by the crossbar on a free kick. It is the prelude to Genoa’s final assault: Musso immolates himself on Bani, Scamacca finds the draw in the 94th minute but offside as evidenced by the Var. And before the final whistle is the red headed to Perin for the reckless exit on Stryger Larsen.