FLORENCE, Italy: Nicola Milenkovic scored in the final leg of the game as Fierrandina drew 1-1 with Genora in a 1-1 draw between two Serie A teams with the threat of elimination on Monday.
Marco Pizza highlighted Genoa in the 89th minute for what would have been its first win since the opening day of the season on September 20th.
However, there was plenty of extra time in a game that was repeatedly delayed by injuries and video reviews, and Fiorentina used it. In the eighth minute of extra time Genoa missed several chances to destroy the ball in Fiorentina’s last desperate attack, and eventually the ball fell to defender Milenkovic, who found his first shot blocked.
Genoa was 19th and in the exit zone, two places and three points behind Beirantina.
Fiorentina could have opened the scoring in the 70s when Giacomo Bonaventura tapped a shot from Dusan Vilahovic, but a video review rejected a misguided goal in the framework.
Following Federico Marchetti’s injury to his thigh, Serie B. Genoa played with a backup goalkeeper for half an hour, injuring both teams in danger of slipping into Serie B. Fiorentina midfielder Guidano Castroville was knocked out in the first half and Genoa defender Christian Zapada had to be replaced.
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