ITALIAN SERIE A

Luigi Ferraris, Italy

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Genoa

  • Antonio Floro Flores 19'
  • Marco Borriello 30'
  • Marco Borriello 54'
  • Andrea Bertolacci 70'

4 - 1

FT

US Pescara

  • Giuseppe Sculli 35'

Genoa v US Pescara: Preview

Genoa coach Davide Ballardini is hoping to get the message across that his team are focused on avoiding relegation to the second division.

A 1-0 win at Chievo last weekend kept the Rossoblu's survival hopes alive, leaving them level on points with 17th-placed Palermo and behind only on an inferior head-to-head record.

That was their first win since February 17 and Ballardini hopes to make it two in a row against Pescara tomorrow, where a win would condemn their opponents to relegation.

``Nothing is easy in this league and we expect a tough game, in fact we expect a very tough game,'' he said.

``I just hope my lads will continue to tear our opponents to shreds, in a sporting sense, with the same determination we had against Chievo.

``We are only focused on ourselves and the Pescara game. Our absolute priority is tomorrow's game, even if I risk sounding boring repeating myself.''

Pescara may be preparing to bid farewell to Serie A after only one season in the top flight, but they will not go down without a fight.

Goalkeeper Mattia Perin, who is half owned by Genoa, should take the place of the injured Ivan Pellizzoli but he is not going to do his former side any favours.

``I play for Pescara and will give everything I have got for my team, but it will be a strange game for me,'' he said on his club's website.

``I would be ready to play for Genoa next season, even if they have (Sebastien) Frey, who is a great goalkeeper.

``I would even play in Serie B for Genoa, but I hope they stay up.''

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