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Sculli seals late win for Genoa

Published: Thursday 5 November 2009, 21.45CET
Genoa CFC 3-2 LOSC Lille Métropole
Giuseppe Sculli scored a dramatic winner in added time after the Serie A outfit squandered a two-goal lead in the closing stages.
Sculli seals late win for Genoa
Rodrigo Palacio breaks the deadlock for Genoa against Lille ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GenoaLille

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target16
 
14
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
4
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed11
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 5 November 2009, 21.45CET

Sculli seals late win for Genoa

Genoa CFC 3-2 LOSC Lille Métropole
Giuseppe Sculli scored a dramatic winner in added time after the Serie A outfit squandered a two-goal lead in the closing stages.

Giuseppe Sculli scored a winner in added time after Genoa CFC had squandered a two-goal lead against LOSC Lille Métropole in the closing stages of a rainswept match in UEFA Europa League Group B.

Changing places
The hosts looked to be cruising after Argentinian strikers Rodrigo Palacio and Hernán Crespo scored in each half, only for Pierre-Alain Frau to pull one back in the 76th minute and fellow substitute Gervinho to level in the 84th, before the dramatic ending. The result leaves the section open with Lille still top on seven points, Valencia CF leading Genoa on head-to-head record with six points apiece and SK Slavia Praha on two points after their 2-2 home draw with the Spanish side.

Palacio pounces
Lille made a bright start but it was the hosts who drew first blood, Alberto Zapatero providing the long pass and Palacio chesting the ball down before smacking a half-volley past Mickaël Landreau. Crespo nearly added a second before the break when Palacio's pass took a deflection which teed up the striker for a one-on-one with Landreau and a low shot that flew just wide of the far post.

Crespo chance
Crespo scuffed a shot wide from close range soon after the restart, but two minutes later it was third time lucky as he managed to scoop the ball into the roof of the net following a scramble inside the box. Lille almost pulled one back straight away when Larsen Touré could only direct his header over the bar, yet Frau enjoyed better luck with his far-post effort from a corner which goalkeeper Alessio Scarpi fumbled and could not keep out.

Dramatic ending
Lille suddenly grew in confidence and Gervinho brought the French side level when he beat Scarpi at his near post with a deflected shot. It seemed destined to earn his side a precious point, only for Sculli to collect Raffaele Palladino's dinked pass and supply a classy finish into the far corner.

Last updated: 06/11/09 0.58CET

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Lineups

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Genoa

losc

LOSC

73
ScarpiAlessio Scarpi (GK)
16
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
Yellow Card90+3
7
RossiMarco Rossi (C)
3
VandamJerry Vandam
Yellow Card64
8
PalacioRodrigo Palacio
Goal14
Substitution84
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont
Substitution62
9
CrespoHernán Crespo
Goal58
Substitution81
10
ObraniakLudovic Obraniak
10
PalladinoRaffaele Palladino
11
AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Substitution62
21
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
Yellow Card43
14
VittekRóbert Vittek
23
ModestoFrancesco Modesto
Substitution79
15
EmersonEmerson
24
MorettiEmiliano Moretti
Yellow Card36
18
BériaFranck Béria
Yellow Card56
25
BiavaGiuseppe Biava
20
TouréLarsen Touré
Substitution73
26
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
23
RamiAdil Rami
40
TomovićNenad Tomović
29
DumontStéphane Dumont (C)

Substitutes

1
RussoDanilo Russo (GK)
1
ButelleLudovic Butelle (GK)
14
SculliGiuseppe Sculli
Substitution81
Goal90+3
Yellow Card90+3
5
SaliburYannis Salibur
15
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
Substitution79
7
CabayeYohan Cabaye
Substitution62
16
EspositoAndrea Esposito
17
FrauPierre-Alain Frau
Substitution73
Goal76
20
MestoGiandomenico Mesto
27
GervinhoGervinho
Substitution62
Goal84
30
FigueroaLuciano Figueroa
Substitution84
32
SouaréPape Souaré
77
MilanettoOmar Milanetto
35
SouquetArnaud Souquet

Coach

Gian Piero Gasperini (ITA) Rudi Garcia (FRA)

Referee

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

Assistant referees

Wilco Lobbert (NED), Coen Droste (NED)

Fourth official

Michel Winter (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Pol van Boekel (NED), Peter Janssen (NED)

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