Serie A | Genoa 0-0 Udinese: Blessin debut an improvement

by | Jan 22, 2022 15:52

Genoa made their debut under new coach Alexander Blessin and there was a definite improvement in performance, albeit a 0-0 draw with Udinese.

Watch the highlights here.

Serie A Highlights: Genoa 0-0 Udinese

It has been a chaotic campaign for the Grifone, who sacked Davide Ballardini in November, Andriy Shevchenko after under two months, had youth team manager Abdoullay Konko for the 6-0 defeat to Fiorentina and hired German Blessin from KV Oostende on Wednesday.

Marco Silvestri needed an early double save on a corner from Caleb Ekuban and Kelvin Yeboah, while Yeboah’s first touch let him down at the back post.

Mattia Destro failed to make the most of an Ekuban back-heel flick assist in the box, while Manolo Portanova’s strike was deflected for a corner.

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Portanova really should’ve done better when scuffing his finish wide from a Stefano Sturaro counter-attack. Yeboah was flagged narrowly offside when forcing a Silvestri save at the near post, Portanova ballooning the follow-up over the bar.

Udinese tried to break from a Genoa corner and Andrea Cambiaso wiped out Rodrigo Becao for a yellow card. The winger must’ve said something to the referee, as he immediately received another booking and was sent off.

Zinho Vanheusden had penalty appeals waved away, as he seemed to run in front of the Udinese player and then hit the brakes, trying to create contact.

Even down to 10 men, Genoa continued to attack, but for the sixth time this season they failed to find the net at home.

Genoa 0-0 Udinese

Sent off: Cambiaso 79 (G)

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