Andriy Shevchenko picked up his first point on the Genoa bench, scraping a 0-0 draw away to Udinese, who were denied by the woodwork.
The visitors missed Domenico Criscito, Mattia Destro, Felipe Caicedo, Mohamed Fares, Mattia Bani and Nikola Maksimovic.
Beto spun away from Andrea Masiello and sprinted forward, only a desperate Milan Badelj interception to prevent Gerard Deulofeu tapping in the assist.
Udinese were unlucky when Roberto Pereyra fell awkwardly and appeared to dislocate his shoulder just 13 minutes into the game.
Walace forced a save from Salvatore Sirigu at the near post, while Deulofeu’s cross-shot into the six-yard box couldn’t find a tap-in.
Nicolò Rovella’s strike from distance forced a save, while Caleb Ekuban did the hard work with a flick to get away from Samir only to then fire inches wide.
Nahuel Molina was incredibly fortunate straight after the restart, as he was already on a yellow card when kicking out at Rovella.
Destiny Udogie blasted off target after a ricochet fell kindly for him, while Walace tested Sirigu with a screamer from almost 30 metres out.
Beto went very close on 80 minutes, as he burst into the box and his cross-shot took a huge deflection off Andrea Cambiaso, thumping the upright.
Moments later, Paolo Ghiglione went on the counter with three against three, but his daisy-cutter was palmed away at full stretch by Marco Silvestri.
Udogie had the ball in the net during stoppages with a delicate chip, but he was clearly offside when Makengo’s shot was deflected into his path.
Udinese 0-0 Genoa