Rossoblu striker Leonardo Pavoletti was sent-off early in the game but Diogo Figueiras opened the scoring minutes later. The Biancorossi came back thanks to second half goals from Marco Borriello and Cristian Zaccardo.
Genoa had a slow start but then they got into the game, only for Pavoletti to receive a red card after six minutes for elbowing Riccardo Gagliolo. Despite the setback, the Grifone took the lead after eight minutes when Figueiras’ low diagonal drive flew into the net.
The Biancorossi started having more possession but struggled to create clear chances and then Ryder Matos was given a yellow card for shoving Genoa defender Armando Izzo. Genoa could have double their lead but Izzo’s header and Tino Costa’s volley failed to hit the target.
Rossoblu goalkeeper Mattia Perin made a double save from Martinho and then Zaccardo on the rebound while Carpi goalkeeper Vid Belec saved Serge Gakpe’s diagonal shot near half-time.
Despite being in control, Genoa conceded an equaliser on the counter-attack. Antonio Di Gaudio dribbled down the middle and passed to Borriello, who shot from a tight angle and made it 1-1 after 57 minutes. Minutes later, Borriello’s left-foot strike just missed the goals.
Both teams came out of their shells but Carpi had clearer chances. Perin saved from Borriello and Gaetano Letizia and then Carpi eventually made it 2-1 after 80 minutes. Borriello turned and passed to Zaccardo, who beat Perin at the near post.
Belec quickly had to stop Tomas Rincon from equalising. Carpi tried to increase their lead on the counter-attack but Fabrizio Castori’s side did enough to hold on.
Carpi move off the bottom of the Serie A table and are now on nine points while Genoa drop to 13th spot.