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It has been a rare day in Italy. Milan fell 1-2 this Sunday against Genoa and Sampdoria took a breath with a 2-1 win against Hellas Verona, on a twenty-sixth day of Serie A that was played behind closed doors because of the emergency by the coronavirus , which has already caused 233 deaths and more than 5,000 infected.
Amid the controversies between the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and the sports minister, Vincenzo Spadafora, who called for the “immediate interruption” of football, the Serie A League recovered the six meetings of the twenty-sixth day postponed last week in armored stadiums and with very special security measures.
Some measures that in some cases proved impossible to respect in a sport like football. According to the recommendations of the Government, the players jumped to the field separated by a meter and did not shake hands before competing, although obviously there was constant contact during the duel.
“It was surreal, but this is what it is. We are professionals and we must continue playing, until we can, ”said Claudio Ranieri, Sampdoria coach, at the end of his 2-1 win against Verona in Genoa.
“It’s ridiculous. The players must jump to the field separately and then hug and push during the games,” was the most instinctive reaction of the coach of Verona, Croatian Ivan Juric, at the end of the clash.
In this context, Milan jumped into the field in San Siro against Genoa with the possibility of reaching sixth position, but ran into a well-organized Genoese team, solid in defense and blunt in the lead.
A great play by the Paraguayan Antonio Sanabria, who beat Frenchman Theo Hernández and offered the 1-0 ball to the Macedonian Goran Pandev, and a goal by Francesco Cassata on the edge of the break sent Genoa to the locker room with a valuable advantage of two goals .
Milan’s reaction was led by Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who cut distances in the 70s with his third goal of the year in the Italian Serie A, which he reached in January, but was not enough to save points.
For the picture of Stefano Pioli was the bitter closing of an intense week, in which the head of football, the Croatian Zvonimir Boban, was dismissed for an internal fracture with the CEO, the South African Ivan Gazidis.
Completely different is the mood of Genoa, which with these three points left the relegation zone after beating the Lecce, bent last week by the Atalanta.
It was a positive day for the Genoese teams, as Sampdoria also managed to get away from the relegation zone thanks to a comeback at home against Hellas Verona, decided by a double by veteran Fabio Quagliarella.
The Veronese went to the break ahead 1-0 thanks to a goal by Mattia Zaccagni, but had a downturn in the resumption that favored the comeback of Sampdoria by coach Claudio Ranieri.
In the other game recovered this Sunday, Colista Spal de Ferrara interrupted a negative run of five consecutive losses by winning 1-0 in the Parma field with a penalty goal by Andrea Petagna.