Genoa secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Hellas Verona in their Serie A clash on Friday. The hero of the match was none other than former Juventus defender Radu Dragusin, who scored his first Serie A goal with a powerful volley just before half-time. Verona tried their best to find an equalizer in the second half but failed, allowing Genoa to claim all three points.
This victory has lifted Genoa to 13th place in the league standings with 14 points. On the other hand, Verona remains in the bottom three, sitting in 18th place with only eight points after suffering their eighth loss of the season.
In another match, Salernitana was denied their first Serie A win of the season as they squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against Sassuolo. The new manager, Filippo Inzaghi, has yet to secure a league win since taking charge in October. With this draw, Salernitana now finds themselves at the bottom of the table after 12 games, with just five points. Sassuolo, on the other hand, currently sits in 15th place.
Salernitana took an early lead when Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi found the back of the net after five minutes. Boulaye Dia then doubled their advantage with a rising shot 12 minutes later. However, Sassuolo’s Norwegian midfielder Kristian Thorstvedt had other plans, scoring twice in the second half to salvage a point for his team.
Looking ahead to the weekend fixtures, Juventus will face Cagliari, while AC Milan will travel to Lecce. Monza will host Torino in what promises to be an exciting encounter. On Sunday, Napoli will welcome Empoli, and Inter will take on Frosinone. However, the highlight of the weekend will undoubtedly be the Rome derby, as Roma goes head-to-head with Lazio at 17:00, with the match being broadcast live on TNT Sports.