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  • Genoa 4-3 AS Roma: Totti great-strike, Rafinha red-card

    RAfter winning 2-0 in the first half, Roma failed to defend it. They even finally forced to acknowledge the victory with the score 4-3 Genoa in Serie A action continued on Sunday (20/02/2011) at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, though ultimately Rafinha playing 10 men after red card.

    Striker Rodrigo Palacio and Alberto Paloschi a frightening specter for Roma through two goals from each of them printed in the second round.

    With this result, Roma are still stuck in the middle board (ranked 8th) with 39 points. While Genoa rose to the rank-10 with 35 points.

    Although competing in the cage opposite, Rome appear pressed from the start. The result, after only six minutes walk, Rome was winning 1-0 through header Philippe Mexes. Mexes goal came from a corner kick that Francesco Totti is released.

    Ten minutes later, Roma scored again. This time Totti's free kick that started the goal Nicolas Burdisso. Again the goal through a header from Roman print head.

    Despite winning 2-0, Rome did not reduce the intensity of their attacks. However, unfortunately, the opportunity for opportunities should be wasted due to lack of composure the striker Claudio Ranieri held in the finish. Marco Borriello got the best chance at minute 41. Ball kick was hit goalposts. Until the first half ended 2-0 to Roma position has not changed.

    After scoring two assists in the first half, Totti scored in minute 51. Short feedback from Marco Borriello immediately greeted by Totti hard kick and the ball could not be saved by Genoa goalkeeper Eduardo.

    Genoa directly rampage. One minute later from Totti goals, Genoa managed to reduce the lag by Rodrigo Palacio. Kick the ball his right foot could not be reached by goalkeeper Roman, Julio Sergio.

    The 68th minute, Genoa again reduce their goal difference. Alberto Paloschi who replaced Marco Rossi in the 65th minute, able to take advantage of Antonio Floro Flores bait well, 2-3.

    Seeing his team could be overtaken, Ranieri and then strengthen the defense. Defender Simone Lloria entry in minute 72 by replacing a striker, Marco Borriello.

    However, Ranieri efforts futile. Genoa even managed to equalize through Palacio's second goal in the 74th minute. Gol Palacio printed through a header after receiving feedback Giandomenico Mesto.

    Genoa turned excel in the 85th minute. Paloschi once again managed to score a goal after the ball his right foot shot from close range could not dammed by Julio Cesar. The goal was to ensure the victory of Genoa 4-3.

    However, the victory of Genoa stained with a red card earned by Rafinha in two minutes of extra time. Despite losing Rafinha, Genoa still managed to maintain their advantage until the end of the game.

    Team Line-up:

    Genoa: Eduardo, Kakha Kaladze, Dario Dainelli, Domenico Criscito, Giandomenico Mesto, Omar Milanetto (Miguel Veloso 61), Juraj Kucka, Marco Rossi (Alberto Paloschi 65), Rafinha, Rodrigo Palacio, Antonio Floro Flores (Emiliano Moretti 81)

    AS Roma: Julio Sergio, Nicolás Burdisso, Philippe Mexes, John Arne Riise, Paolo Castellini, Leandro Greco, Simone Perrotta (Rordigo Taddei 10), Matteo Brighi, Fabio Simplicio (Jeremy Menez 64), Marco Borriello (Simone Lloria 72), Francesco Totti


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