ITALIAN SERIE A – TODAY
AS Roma vs. Sassuolo 8PM
Torino vs. Palermo 10.45PM
Napoli vs. Empoli 2.30PM
Atalanta vs. Cesena 5PM
Genoa vs. AC Milan 5PM
Parma vs. Lazio 5PM
Inter vs. Udinese 10.45PM
Cagliari vs. Chievo 9PM
Hellas vs. Sampdoria 11PM
Gian Piero Gasperini will be hoping for a response from his high-flying Genoa side, who host an improving Milan tomorrow.
Genoa have surprised many early in the 2014-15 Serie A campaign, going eight matches unbeaten to occupy fourth spot in the standings – only adrift of third-placed Napoli on goal difference. Gasperini’s men, though, were surprisingly bundled out of the Coppa Italia on Wednesday, beaten 2-0 at Empoli in the fourth round.
It was Genoa’s first defeat in all competitions since September, when they lost 1-0 at home to Sampdoria.
Gasperini said Genoa lacked “intensity” in Empoli, something he will be desperate to avoid when Milan – two points behind – make the trip to the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.
“We encountered an Empoli side in good shape, they got off to a stronger start and undoubtedly played better,” said Gasperini afterwards.
“We did well in the first half but gifted them a goal and the game got complicated, as we lacked the intensity needed.”
SOURCE: Daily Monitor