Sunday February 5, 2012 Day 22 Finished Stadio Luigi Ferraris

Genoa 3 - 2 Lazio

  • Palacio 9’
  • Jankovic 25’, 46’
  • Ledesma 54’ (pen.)
  • González 90’

  1. Lazio beaten in Genoa

    Lazio beaten in Genoa

    Lazio’s Serie A title challenge was dealt a huge blow after they suffered a 3-2 defeat at Genoa in a thrilling contest. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Genoa
    • Lazio
    • 90+2' Full-time: Genoa 3-2 Lazio. Game of what ifs for Lazio. Poor defending cost them. Too little, too late.
    • 90' GOAL! Spoke too soon. Lazio make it 3-2. Alvaro Gonzalez turns in a knock down from Miroslav Klose. Game on.
    • 89' Genoa fans singing their team home here. Lazio all but given up.
    • 87' Alberto Gilardino wins a corner for Genoa.
    • 85' CHANCE! Alberto Gilardino squandered a chance to make it 4-1. The former AC Milan striker bundled his way through on goal, but couldn't find a way past Federico Marchetti.
    • 85' Free kick from Francesco Matuzalem flies over the wall... And the bar.
    • 82' Red card for Lazio's Mobido Diakite for abusing the referee.
    • 79' CHANCE! Juraj Kucka, who is lucky to be on the pitch, almost made it 4-1 with a long range effort. His right footed shot zipped past the left hand post.
    • 78' Giuseppe Sculli makes way for Fernando Belluschi.
    • 77' Awful challenge from Juraj Kucka on Cristian Ledesma. Had the referee seen that, he would have surely sent the Genoa player off.
    • 75' Yellow card for Genoa's Giandomenico Mesto.
    • 75' We're approaching the final 15 minutes. Still time for Lazio to salvage a point from this game?
    • 71' CHANCE! Cristian Ledesma works space for a shot and lets fly from 25 yards out. His shot swerves wide of the right hand post.
    • 70' CHANCE! Great play again from Miroslav to set up Antonio Candreva for a shot at goal. His tame effort is comfortably saved by Sebastian Frey.
    • 67' Lazio make a change. Marius Stankevicius is replaced by Giuseppe Biava.
    • 67' Careless foul from Mobido Diakite renders the corner pointless.
    • 67' Corner to Lazio. The pressure is mounting.
    • 65' Yellow card for Genoa's Juraj Kucka for trying to stop Cristian Ledesma take a quick free kick.
    • 64' Antonio Rozzi has been on the pitch barely a minute and he manages to pick up a booking.
    • 62' Lazio substitution, Antonio Rozzi replaces Javier Garrido.
    • 61' Brilliant defensive header at the back post from Lazio's Abdoulay Konko. Had he not made it, the Genoa attack lurking behind him would have an easy chance to make it 4-1.
    • 60' Miroslav Klose clatters Andreas Granqvist after losing possession of the ball.
    • 58' The momentum is now with Lazio. The visitors enjoying a spell of possession.
    • 56' If Lazio can get the next goal, we could have a serious comeback on our hands.
    • 54' GOAL! Genoa 3-1 Lazio. The guests are back in it. Cristian Ledesma fires the penalty into the top right hand corner.
    • 53' PENALTY! Lazio win a spot kick. Senad Lulic is brought down by Giandomenico Mesto.
    • 51' CHANCE! Alvaro Gonzalez picks out Senad Lulic with a great cross to the back post, but the Bosnian heads over when he really should have done better.
    • 49' Alberto Gilardino fouls Marius Stankevicius.
    • 48' Shot from outside the box from Lazio's Miroslav Klose is saved by Sebastian Frey.
    • 48' Genoa enjoying the wide open pastures of midfield. Lazio in shell shock.
    • 45' GGGOOOAAALLL!!! 3-0 - nine seconds of the second half played and this is surely, game, set and match. Bosko Jankovic nets his second. Long ball forward, slip from Javier Garrido and Jankovic stole in to slip the ball past Federico Marchetti.
    • 45' Genoa kick off the second half... Will Lazio have a response in this second 45 minutes?
    • 45+1' Half-time: Genoa 2-0 Lazio. The visitors started poorly and gave away two very soft goals, before finishing the half strongly.
    • 44' CHANCE! Strong finish to the half from Lazio. Antonio Candreva sends a right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide.
    • 41' CHANCE! That's the third good chance in the space of two minutes. This time Senad Lulic sends a header wide of the post from close range. Should have scored. It was another brilliant delivery from Javier Garrido.
    • 40' CHANCE! Miroslav Klose comes close to pulling a goal back for Lazio. The German rose above his marker and meet a corner from Javier Garrido. Only the oustretched hand of Sebastian Frey denies him.
    • 40' CHANCE! Sebastien Frey does well to push a shot from Antonio Candreva around the post.
    • 37' Juraj Kucka takes a tasty barge from Javier Garrido.
    • 35' This time Lazio's Federico Marchetti makes a comfortable catch.
    • 35' Giuseppe Sculli fouled by Abdoulay Konko. Free kick to Genoa in a promising position.
    • 33' Booking for Marius Stankevicius for a foul on Davide Biondini.
    • 31' Antonio Candreva tries to wriggle through the Genoa defence, but they manage to shackle the Lazio forward before he can cause any damage.
    • 29' Lazio have given the ball away very cheaply in this first half. It's been easy for Genoa, without them having to play especially well.
    • 27' Lazio's defending has been self destructive. Going to take some turnaround to salvage something from this game now.
    • 25' Very poor goal for Lazio to concede. Started with Cristian Ledesma giving the ball to Genoa's Giuseppe Sculli. The midfielder chipped the ball to the back post, which Federico Marchetti came to collect and missed, leaving Bosko Jankovic with the chance to score. His volley was partially blocked by the goalkeeper before it dribbled over the line with Marius Stankevicius making a very poor attempt to clear it off the line.
    • 25' GOAL!!! Genoa 2-0 Lazio!!!
    • 22' Alberto Gilardino gets himself in a promising position, but instead of picking out strike partner Rodrigo Palacio he finds the hands of Federico Marchetti.
    • 21' Abdoulay Konko pulls a cross back from the byline, but Sebastian Frey smothers it before it can find a Lazio player.
    • 19' This is better from Lazio. The guests are slowing the game down and trying to build from midfield. They need to take the thrust out of Genoa's momentum.
    • 16' An injury has forced Lazio into an early change. Captain Tommaso Rocchi is coming off for Antonio Candreva.
    • 16' Lazio are getting overrun in midfield at the moment.
    • 13' CHANCE! Big miss. Fantastic approach play from Miroslav Klose set up Alvaro Gonzalez with a clear sight of goal, but the Uruguay midfielder dragged his shot wide with only the goalkeeper to beat.
    • 10' GOAL! What a goal from Rodrigo Palacio. Not sure it was deliberate, but it was brilliant. Corner was whipped into the near post, Palacio sent the ball to the back post with what looked like an improvised flick that looped into the back of the net. Genoa 1-0 Lazio.
    • 10' Davide Biondini wins a corner for Genoa.
    • 8' Early booking for Genoa's Kevin Constant for a foul on Alvaro Gonzalez.
    • 7' Penalty shout for Lazio. Genoa's Giuseppe Sculli, who is on loan from Lazio, looked to have pushed Tommaso Rocchi in the back, but the referee saves away the visitors' protests.
    • 4' Lazio look hesitant at the back with Geona's frontline of Alberto Gilardino and Rodrigo Palacio in mischievous mood.
    • 3' Solid start from the home side. Lazio's players have had a nightmare journey and are no doubt jaded by the stress inflicted by the adverse weather conditions.
    • 1' Last time Genoa beat Lazio at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris was in 1992.
    • 1' Lazio get this game underway....
    • 11:25 Title chasing Lazio are five points behind leaders Juventus, having played a game more. Genoa, currently sitting in ninth place, are nine points behind Inter, who occupy the last Europa League qualification position.
    • 11:15 Welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Serie A clash between Genoa and Lazio at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
  • Summary

    • 90' GOAL! Spoke too soon. Lazio make it 3-2. Alvaro Gonzalez turns in a knock down from Miroslav Klose. Game on.
    • 85' CHANCE! Alberto Gilardino squandered a chance to make it 4-1. The former AC Milan striker bundled his way through on goal, but couldn't find a way past Federico Marchetti.
    • 82' Red card for Lazio's Mobido Diakite for abusing the referee.
    • 79' CHANCE! Juraj Kucka, who is lucky to be on the pitch, almost made it 4-1 with a long range effort. His right footed shot zipped past the left hand post.
    • 71' CHANCE! Cristian Ledesma works space for a shot and lets fly from 25 yards out. His shot swerves wide of the right hand post.
    • 70' CHANCE! Great play again from Miroslav to set up Antonio Candreva for a shot at goal. His tame effort is comfortably saved by Sebastian Frey.
    • 54' GOAL! Genoa 3-1 Lazio. The guests are back in it. Cristian Ledesma fires the penalty into the top right hand corner.
    • 53' PENALTY! Lazio win a spot kick. Senad Lulic is brought down by Giandomenico Mesto.
    • 51' CHANCE! Alvaro Gonzalez picks out Senad Lulic with a great cross to the back post, but the Bosnian heads over when he really should have done better.
    • 48' Shot from outside the box from Lazio's Miroslav Klose is saved by Sebastian Frey.
    • 45' GGGOOOAAALLL!!! 3-0 - nine seconds of the second half played and this is surely, game, set and match. Bosko Jankovic nets his second. Long ball forward, slip from Javier Garrido and Jankovic stole in to slip the ball past Federico Marchetti.
    • 44' CHANCE! Strong finish to the half from Lazio. Antonio Candreva sends a right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide.
    • 41' CHANCE! That's the third good chance in the space of two minutes. This time Senad Lulic sends a header wide of the post from close range. Should have scored. It was another brilliant delivery from Javier Garrido.
    • 40' CHANCE! Miroslav Klose comes close to pulling a goal back for Lazio. The German rose above his marker and meet a corner from Javier Garrido. Only the oustretched hand of Sebastian Frey denies him.
    • 40' CHANCE! Sebastien Frey does well to push a shot from Antonio Candreva around the post.
    • 25' Very poor goal for Lazio to concede. Started with Cristian Ledesma giving the ball to Genoa's Giuseppe Sculli. The midfielder chipped the ball to the back post, which Federico Marchetti came to collect and missed, leaving Bosko Jankovic with the chance to score. His volley was partially blocked by the goalkeeper before it dribbled over the line with Marius Stankevicius making a very poor attempt to clear it off the line.
    • 25' GOAL!!! Genoa 2-0 Lazio!!!
    • 13' CHANCE! Big miss. Fantastic approach play from Miroslav Klose set up Alvaro Gonzalez with a clear sight of goal, but the Uruguay midfielder dragged his shot wide with only the goalkeeper to beat.
    • 10' GOAL! What a goal from Rodrigo Palacio. Not sure it was deliberate, but it was brilliant. Corner was whipped into the near post, Palacio sent the ball to the back post with what looked like an improvised flick that looped into the back of the net. Genoa 1-0 Lazio.

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  • Genoa

    Manager: Pasquale Marino

  • Lazio

    Manager: Edoardo Reja

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