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Ten-man Palermo left frustrated by Genoa

Published: Saturday 23 February 2013, 22.50CET
Bottom club US Città di Palermo were reduced to ten men in a goalless draw – the Rosanero's third straight stalemate – with fellow strugglers Genoa CFC in Saturday's sole Serie A fixture.
Ten-man Palermo left frustrated by Genoa
Ex-Genoa coach Alberto Malesani looks on as his Palermo side earn a point ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 23 February 2013, 22.50CET

Ten-man Palermo left frustrated by Genoa

Bottom club US Città di Palermo were reduced to ten men in a goalless draw – the Rosanero's third straight stalemate – with fellow strugglers Genoa CFC in Saturday's sole Serie A fixture.

Bottom club US Città di Palermo and Genoa CFC played out a goalless draw in Saturday's only Serie A spectacle.

Interestingly, both coach were facing their former clubs, but neither of these sides' respective campaigns have unfolded as they would have wished, and both tacticians find themselves in a battle against relegation at this stage.

As two of the four lowest scoring teams in the league, goals were always going to be hard to come by in this match, though only the sharp reflexes of Stefano Sorrentino prevented Marco Borriello from earning the visitors a half-time lead.

After the break Sébastien Frey was the goalkeeper better tested, and he passed with flying colours in a block with his feet from ex-Grifone forward Mauro Boselli.

A result that does little to aid either team's plight leaves Genoa five points from the relegation zone and the Sicilian side rooted to the foot of the table. To make matters worse for Palermo, Salvatore Aronica was given his marching orders after collecting two yellow cards.

Last updated: 23/02/13 23.08CET

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Italian Serie A 2012/13

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Last updated: 27/02/2013 12:57 CET

23/02/2013

PalermoPalermo0-0GenoaGenoa

Venue: Palermo

Standings

*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 27/02/2013 12:57 CET

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