NEWS
Saturday April 20 2013
Line-ups: Genoa-Atalanta

Genoa completely change as they try to clamber out of the relegation zone against Atalanta in the early kick-off.

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Genoa are increasingly desperate after sliding into joint penultimate position with Palermo, so Coach Davide Ballardini called this home tie “fundamental.”

They go into it without banned stars Marco Borriello and Juan Manuel Vargas, while Marco Rossi and Ruben Olivera are unavailable.

The front line is therefore completely revamped with Andrea Bertolacci operating behind Bosko Jankovic and Antonio Floro Flores.

There are also changes at the back, where they switch to a four-man defence.

Atalanta are practically safe, but want a few more points to be absolutely sure. They are also forced to change radically, as top scorer German Denis is suspended.

Also sitting out bans are Carlos Carmona and Cristian Raimondi, while Riccardo Cazzola, Igor Budan, Franco Brienza, Giampaolo Bellini and Guido Marilungo are injured.

Marko Livaja therefore takes the centre-forward role with support from Maxi Moralez.

Luigi Giorgi is a late addition to the absentee list, as he is suffering from a cold.

Genoa: Frey; Granqvist, Portanova, Manfredini, Moretti; Kucka, Matuzalem, Antonelli; Bertolacci; Jankovic, Floro Flores

Atalanta: Consigli; Scaloni, Stendardo, Lucchini, Del Grosso; Brivio, Cigarini, Biondini, Bonaventura; Maxi Moralez; Livaja

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