BENEVENTO. Genoa topped Benevento to win 2-1. A goal from G. Puscas was decisive in the 90min. It was Genoa to strike first with a goal of Massimo Coda at the 12′. Then it was a goal in the 58′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, George Puscas gave the win to Genoa in the 90′ minute with a goal.
The match was played at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito stadium in Benevento on Saturday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Marco Serra with the help of Damiano Di Iorio and Daisuke Emanuele Yoshikawa. The 4th official was Mario Perri. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 4.8 degrees Celsius or 40.59 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 99%.
The ball possession was not so different. Benevento was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Genoa that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Benevento was putting more pressure with 53 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 1 were on target. Nevertheless, Genoa was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Benevento shot 12 times, 1 on target, 11 off target. Talking about the opposition, Genoa shot 15 times, 3 on target, 12 off target.
Benevento received 4 yellow cards (Francesco Forte, Andrés Tello, Riccardo Improta and Pasquale Schiattarella). On the other side, Genoa received 3 yellow cards (Stefan Ilsanker, Stefano Sabelli and Stefano Sturaro).
After this match, Benevento will stay with 23 points like Como and Cittadella to hold in the 15th place. On the other side, Genoa will have 39 points like Reggina to sit in the 3rd place.
In the next match in the Serie B, Benevento will play away with Bari 1908 on the 1st of April with a 1-1 head to head stats.
Genoa will host Bari 1908 on the 19th of May with a 2-1 head to head in favor of Genoa (5 draws).
Benevento – Formation
Benevento started with a christmas tree line-up (4-3-2-1).
The manager Fabio Cannavaro decided to play with the following team: Alberto Paleari, Hamza El Kaouakibi , Frédéric Veseli , Riccardo Capellini , Christian Pastina , Nermin Karić , Pasquale Schiattarella , Riccardo Improta , Camillo Ciano , Gennaro Acampora and Francesco Forte .
The home team had on the bench: Simy, Abdallah Basit, Angelo Veltri, Andrés Tello , Pape Samba Thiam, Krzysztof Kubica, Mattia Viviani , Antonino La Gumina, Francesco Perlingieri, Diego Farias, Nicolò Manfredini and Ilias Koutsoupias.
Benevento made 4 changes: Camillo Ciano for Simy (46′), Nermin Karić for Andrés Tello (46′), Pasquale Schiattarella for Mattia Viviani (69′) and Francesco Forte for Antonino La Gumina (78′).
Best player: Andrés Tello
The player that probably impressed the most for Benevento was Andrés Tello.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 20 passes (90% accurate) and 1 key pass. He performed 2 crosses.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 46′.
Genoa – Formation
Genoa started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Alberto Gilardino played with: Josep Martínez, Stefan Ilsanker , Alessandro Vogliacco , Radu Drăguşin , Stefano Sabelli , Morten Frendrup , Milan Badelj , Albert Guðmundsson , Domenico Criscito , Mattia Aramu and Massimo Coda .
They had on the bench: Luca Lipani, Adrian Šemper, Pablo Galdames, Alan Matturro, Brayan Boci, Güven Yalçın, Filip Jagiełło, Silvan Hefti, George Pușcaș, Lennart Czyborra, Kevin Strootman and Stefano Sturaro .
Genoa made 5 changes: Albert Gudmundsson for Kevin Strootman (64′), Milan Badelj for Stefano Sturaro (64′), Massimo Coda for George Puscas (70′), Mattia Aramu for Güven Yalcin (79′) and Alessandro Vogliacco for Alan Matturro (79′).
Best player: Massimo Coda
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Genoa was Massimo Coda.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 18 passes (61% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 1.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie B.