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Mission accomplished for Genoa as they secure a 2-1 home win against Napoli

Technical card:
Genoa: David Ospina, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kostas Manolas, Nikola Maksimovic, Mario Rui, Diego Demme, Piotr Zielinski, Eljif Elmas, Matteo Politano, Hirving Lozano and Andrea Petagna
Napoli: Mattia Perin, Edoardo Goldaniga, Ivan Radovanovic, Domenico Criscito, Davide Zappacosta, Miha Zajc, Kevin Strootman, Milan Badelj, Lennart Czyborra, Goran Pandev and Mattia Destro
Stadium: the Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Goals: Goran Pandev (1-0, min. 11), Goran Pandev (2-0, min. 26) and Matteo Politano (2-1, min. 79)

Genoa strolled past Napoli with a 2-1 win on Saturday at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Both sides arrived on the back of wins. Genoa were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two matches in the competition. The most recent was against the Crotone away (3-0), the other to Cagliari at home (1-0). Napoli were looking to extend their winning run after a 2-0 victory against Parma. As the table looks today, Genoa are in 11th place on the table and has 24 points while Napoli sit in 5th with 37 points after 21 matches.

Genoa dominated the first half, following a goal from Goran Pandev, 11 minutes in. Later, Genoa scored again and increased their advantage thanks to another goal from Goran Pandev, scoring his second goal in the 26th minute, finalising the first half with a 2-0.

Napoli took the lead in the second half, beginning with a goal from Matteo Politano in the 79th minute, and the game ended 2-1.

For Genoa, Gianluca Scamacca, Valon Behrami, Manolo Portanova and Nicolo Rovella came on for Piotr Zielinski, Andrea Petagna, Kostas Manolas and Diego Demme, while Napoli replaced Lorenzo Insigne, Victor Osimhen, Amir Rrahmani and Tiemoue Bakayoko with Piotr Zielinski, Andrea Petagna, Kostas Manolas and Diego Demme.

There were bookings for Milan Badelj and Lennart Czyborra from Genoa and Hirving Lozano and Mario Rui for Napoli.

Genoa will next travel to Torino, while Napoli will face Juventus at home.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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