x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Ten-man Genoa stave off Inter

Ten-man Genoa held Inter Milan to a goalless draw at the San Siro to earn their first point on the road this season and stall Inter's recent revival.

TURIN // Ten-man Genoa held Inter Milan to a goalless draw at the San Siro to earn their first point on the road this season and stall Inter's recent revival. A lively Genoa dominated the first half and went close to scoring on two occasions, but a red card to midfielder Ivan Juric allowed the home side to take control. In other matches, a late goal from Kaka 10 minutes before time helped AC Milan get three points against Atalanta. Cagliari beat Chievo 2-0 with efforts from Robert Acquafresca and Michele Fini. Napoli beat Lazio with an own-goal from Sebastiano Siviglia.

Antonio Di Natale scored twice in Udinese's 3-1 win over AS Roma. Meanwhile, Amauri was pleased for putting Juventus back to their winning ways and also let some heat off the coach Claudio Ranieri's back. The Brazilian forward scored in the 48th minute to give Juventus a 1-0 win over Torino 1-0 on Saturday for their first league victory in more than a month. "To score the winning goal in my first derby is a dream," Amauri said. "I'm happy for Juventus, whio are now back to being the Juventus we all know."

Amauri dribbled by a defender and scored his fifth goal of the season with an angled shot, aided by a poor saving attempt by goalkeeper Alex Calderoni, who was filling in for injured Matteo Sereni. Juventus were also missing their first-choice goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, and several other first-teamers. Calls were being made for coach Claudio Ranieri to lose his job following a loss to Napoli last weekend, but now Juve have won two big games in five days, including a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. Amauri also scored against Napoli and Madrid.

* Agencies