Genoa – Monza 2-3: Goals by Pessina, Dani Motta, Gudmundsson, Vitinha, Maldini.

Failed to connect to Monza. Because Palladino's team (2-3 final at Ferraris) is never finished, and it is only when Genoa – who revolutionized the second half after a lackluster first half – regains the double disadvantage, the intuition of the coach (now up to 39) that he throws Daniele Maldini into the mix and gives Team Brianza's final goal was 2-3. A match that remained in the balance until the end and the visitors thought they had put it safe with goals by Pessina and Dani Motta, before they had to deal with Genoa's comeback with goals from Gudmundsson and Vitinha. Back halfway.

Solo monologue

For half the race, the Monza is stately and master of the field. The Rossoblu enter the break with a long face after a negative performance in every sense of the word. Because Gilardino flips the position of Sabelli, who runs wide to the left, moves Messias to the right lane and chooses Vrenderrup and Strootman as midfielders, with Fogliaco starting in place of the suspended Vazquez. Palladino instead emphasizes a 4-2-3-1 formation, but in attacking midfield favors Pessina in the middle with the Bondo-Akpa Akpro duo in front of the defense (Valentin Carbone is out), and Djuric as the more advanced man. With the first rush, Monza broke the deadlock. Andrea Carbone steps back and puts an exciting ball into the right lane for Colbani, who has free space and heads it in front of Pessina's goal. Zuccata winner and goal made the score 0-1. Monza coordinates a perfect job, but the home team's defense is surprised. Most important of all, Sabelli does not get close to Colbani. The Rossoblu struggled in Martinez's area, Sabelli clashed again with Fogliaco, and from the next corner, the usual Colbani found Dani Motta free in the area who found Martinez's right-hand corner on a half-kick overhead. Great goal, Monza 0-2 and a stunned Genoa in shock. The team is exhausted, Monza slides at will: Berendelli finds a wide corridor on the right, De Winter falls behind: the ball is delicious, but he does not find any teammates in the area. Monologue from Brianza: Colbani (2 assists), once again, contrives a curling shot that falls over the crossbar to Martinez's right. Suspense Genoa: The team is in trouble, a very stressful game. Monza is in complete control of the match, while Gilardino is unable to impose order in a midfield that has been crushed by the breadth of the visitors' maneuvers, with Retegui and Gudmundsson weak and running empty. The Rossoblu were stuck in the backcourt, without finding any openings, and only in the 42nd minute did Fogliaco's pass down the right lane lead to Genoa's first shot, but wide of the target.

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Change the pace

A turning point is needed and then Gilardino turns the team around. Fogliaco, Strootman, Vrindrop, Spence on the left side, Vitinha in attack, and Malinowski in left midfield will participate in the match. Genoa in effect with a 4-3-3 formation and a heavy attacking pike: the effects can be seen immediately. Monza closes, Genoa raises its center of gravity, regaining pressure and clarity. Seven minutes later, the match resumes: referee Feliciani is called to the screen by Farist Marini, who reported a clear touch from Pablo Mari in the far area in the previous action. Wide arm, the foul is clear: from the penalty spot Retegui leaves the job to Gudmundsson, whose shot is blocked by Di Gregorio, but he puts it on the rebound. The second and tenth goal in the tournament for the Icelander. The game changed and in the 25th minute Vitinha scored his first goal for the Rossoblu, with a solo move that surprised Pablo Mari: a perfect left foot to return to the far corner and the score was 2-2. The roles have been reversed, Monza is underwater, lacking clarity and crushed in their own half. Genoa is unstoppable, Retegui challenges Di Gregorio (33rd), then decisive on Badelj, but Maldini scores in the 34th minute to make it 2-3 by capitalizing on a short rebound from Martinez on Valentin Carbone's shot. The extension of Monza is the second stop in a row for Genoa. But perhaps this is more painful than what happened against Inter.

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