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Genoa 2014

Our 1st ever Football Aid Italia match took place at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sat 24th May at 11am and was a huge success. The format of the game was Genoa (Home) vs Genoa (Away) and the match lived up to the billing with some great goals and plenty of action besides. In the end the Genoa (Away) team ran out winners 2-6 but all the Rossoblu fans involved could be proud of their performances in front of their enthusiastic tifosi.

Date: Saturday 24th May 2014
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferarris
Genoa (Home) vs Genoa (Away)
Kick off: 11:00 am
Legends: Mario Bortolazzi (Home) and Tomas Skuhravy (Away)
Managers: Luca Chiappino (Home), Claudio Onofri and Salvatore Mango (Away)

The game started in bright sunshine with the Luigi Ferraris pitch in fantastic condition and it was the Genoa Home team that got off to a flyer, their Home No 9 Fabrizio Gabrielli tapping in at the back post after 12 mins to put his team ahead and make history by scoring the 1st ever goal in a Football Aid Italia match (1-0)!

However the Genoa Away team struck back well with excellent goals from Legend Tomas Skuhravy and No 14 Francesco Oddone and at half time the team in White led by one goal (2-3).

Half Time: Genoa (Home) 2 - 3 Genoa (Away)

After rousing half-time team talks from their "Misters" both sets of Genoa players came out onto the pitch raring to go, however it was the Away team who continued to dominate proceedings and after a trademark run and chip from the edge of the box by Terry Rickeard they increased their lead to 3 goals after 55 mins (2-5).

The Home team tried to get back into the game but the Away defence held firm and Away No 10 Matteo Rossi sealed the win in the 85th min with a fine finish (2-6).

All in all it had been a great game played in an excellent spirit and both sets of players enjoyed a rousing reception from the tifosi in the stands when they left the pitch at full time. 

Full Time: Genoa (Home) 2 - 6 Genoa (Away)

Home Team: Loris Pellini, Andrea Dondero, Mario Bortolazzi, Alberto Alizeri, Marco Macchi, Andrea Pastrone, Mirko Calzola, Flavio Ottonello, Fabrizio Gabrielli, Fabio Schiavolin, Walter Massa, Marcello Parodi, John Blessington, Enrico Pozzolini, Giuseppe Vallarino
Home Manager: Luca Chiappino
Home Mascot: Samuele Pastrone

Away Team: Roberto Conti, Adriano Calcagnoli, Tomas Skuhravy, Paolo Frank, Mauro Tabacco, Alberto Corradi, Giulio Alberti, Marco Grespigna, Davide Guastavino, Terry Rickeard, Matteo Rossi, Massimiliano Solidoro, Francesco Oddone, Alessandro Puppo, fabio sciacchitano, Claudio Guazzi
Away Manager: Claudio Onofri and Salvatore Mango
Away Mascot: Giorgia Frank