As Genoa held Atalanta to a stalemate in Bergamo, a new Serie A record was established by the Ligurians, who have now registered a 7th consecutive draw in the league. As hard as both the Nerazzurri and Rossoblu tried to get past each other’s defences, it was not mean to be for either team, as they failed to better their positions on opposing ends of the Scudetto table.
Genoa have established a new club record by drawing seven matches in a row for the first time in their history. Only Roberto Mancini ‘s Inter back in the 2004/05 season have managed to do the same so far in the last thirty years.
Mancini’s men managed to register seven draws between October and November 2004, as opposed to Genoa, who have the same record after the winter break between January and March 2022.
7 – #Genoa have drawn 7 Serie A matches in a row for the first time in their history; in the last 30 years, only Inter have drawn 7 top Italian league games in a row (between October and November 2004, under Roberto Mancini). Balance.#AtalantaGenoa
— OptaPaolo ? (@OptaPaolo) March 13, 2022
An astonishing statistic emerges with the draw record. The Rossoblu scored only two and conceded as many in two of these seven matches, while the other five encounters have all fallen to stalemates.
Genoa’s last 7 matches:
- Genoa 0-0 Udinese
- Roma 0-0 Genoa
- Genoa 1-1 Salernitana
- Venezia 1-1 Genoa
- Genoa 0-0 Inter
- Genoa 0-0 Empoli
- Atalanta 0-0 Genoa
Genoa have scored a joint league-low of 22 goals this campaign, but their defensive record of 47 goals conceded is the best among bottom five teams – Spezia, Sampdoria, Cagliari, Venezia and Salernitana.
The Ligurians are well on their way to Serie B, having failed to register more than one victory throughout their 29 league games so far. Alexander Blessin’s men sit in 19th position with 19 points, sandwiched between fellow relegation contenders Venezia and Salernitana, although their counterparts still have two games in hand.