A win would have moved the Rossoneri ahead of Juventus, who play Sampdoria on
Thursday, but Vincenzo Montella's men could not reproduce the performance that
led to victory over the Italian champions at the weekend.
Nikola Ninkovic's first-half header, superfly
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Pavoletti within the last 10 minutes secured victory for Genoa in a bad-tempered
game at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, with Gabriel Paletta magista
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Milan rarely threatened against an organised Genoa side that resolutely
defended their early lead, and Montella will hope the defeat is a temporary
setback for his young side before hosting Pescara on Sunday.
Their job was made much harder by Paletta's dismissal early in the second
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Purechaos UK but the win is much-needed tonic for Genoa who had won
just one of their past six outingsLax Milan defending allowed the hosts to take
purecontrol black an 11th-minute lead when no-one tracked the run
of Ninkovic, allowing the winger to meet a pinpoint Tomas Rincon cross and steer
his header beyond Gianluigi Donnarumma for his first goal for the club.
During the first half, the visitors struggled to find the form that has
propelled them up the Serie A standings, thwarted by Genoa's dogged persistence
in protecting their early lead.
Their often five-man defence hypervenom
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found possession in dangerous areas and off-target shots from distance by
Alessio Romagnoli and M'Baye Niang represented Milan's only sights of goal
during the opening period.
Milan started the second half brightly, and tested Genoa keeper Mattia Perin
twice within five minutes of the restart.