Genoa relegated to Serie B after 15 years, Sampdoria safe

by | May 15, 2022 21:48

Genoa are relegated into Serie B after 15 years, while their rivals Sampdoria can celebrate top flight safety.

Their 3-0 defeat to Napoli this afternoon practically sealed their fate, but they had to wait until this evening for confirmation.

Inter grabbed a 3-1 victory away to Cagliari, meaning Genoa can no longer mathematically stay in Serie A.

The final relegation place, along with Genoa and Venezia, will be decided between Salernitana and Cagliari in the final round.

Salernitana have 31 points and Cagliari 29, with a totally even head-to-head record, but the Sardinians have a superior overall goal difference.

Genoa were promoted back up in 2007 in the same summer as Napoli and Juventus, staying in the top tier for 15 consecutive campaigns.

The Grifone are the oldest professional football club in Italy, originally founded in 1893.

Genoa won nine Serie A titles, including the very first in 1898, but the most recent was in 1924, effectively before the tournament took the form it has today.

They also lifted the Coppa Italia trophy in 1937 and the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1996.

4 Comments

  1. Rosario

    Terribly sad but its been coming for years. The entire squad needs rebuilding. I’d suspect all of them are on the market this summer. Not a single one bar maybe Sirigu has shown anything remotely worthy of that shirt all season.

  2. Andy

    Juven already gave their best support but not enough.
    Firing coaches 3+ time every season, money laundry with different clubs, Genoa are more like a business. They lost their fighting spirit.
    Hope they come back next season.

  3. FERBAN

    No loss, given it’s been on the cards for years. Sampdoria aren’t much better, and could be joining them/swapping places with Genoa next season.

    Genoa are always chaotic, so no surprise to see them relegated. They need a stable, wealthy owner, not another nut-job like they usually have in charge.

  4. Andy

    Serves them right for sacking Shevchenko

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