The Grifone struggled to generate many scoring opportunities, but they improved slightly when Mattia Destro came onto the pitch, and he scored the first goal under the tenure of new coach Andriy Shevchenko.
Sirigu 5; Vanheusden 4.5 (85′ Kallon N/A), Masiello 5 (57′ Vazquez 5), Criscito 5; Ghiglione 6, Sturaro 5, Badelj 5.5, Hernani 5 (73′ Portanova 5.5), Cambiaso 6.5; Pandev 6, Ekuban 4.5 (57′ Destro 6.5)
Player of the match: Mattia Destro
The striker returned from injury and he gave the Genoa attack a reference point when he came off the bench. He squandered a chance to score when he was left unmarked at the back post but he was able to head the ball into the net when he outjumped Julian Chabot and Omar Colley in the air.