Marco Giampaolo is safe. Milan’s coach found a last-minute ally in goalkeeper Juan Manuel Reina, who stopped a late penalty to preserve his side’s 1-2 win at Genoa. That’s the least the Spaniard could do to redeem himself after a blunder of his had put the Rossoblu ahead, before Theo Hernandez and Frank Kessié could turn the tables in favor of the Rossoneri.
A cap, a bandage on his neck, a hollow-cheeked appearance that still did not affect his proud look. Sinisa Mihajlovic dropped like a bomb on the Serie A opening round as he sat on Bologna’s bench for their debut in Verona. His appearance was the icicle on the cake of a Serie A Round 1 which saw Juventus, Napoli, and Inter win, whereas Milan lost to Udinese.
Genoa and Napoli supporters have a long-lasting twinning, whose fascinating history is deep-rooted in events where football merges with historical circumstances. This friendship spans from the events following the 1973 tragic breakout of cholera in Napoli, and was cemented during a 1982 match at San Paolo Stadium, where Genoa managed to remain in Serie A thanks to a last-minute 2-2 tie against the Partenopei.