Sep 21, 2014 at 2pm UK at ​Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Genoa
1-0
Lazio
Pinilla (87')
Rincon (47'), De Maio (93')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Ledesma (57'), de Vrij (70')
de Vrij (85')

Result: Mauricio Pinilla strikes late to down Lazio

Mauricio Pinilla scores late on to help Genoa earn a 1-0 victory over 10-man Lazio at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Mauricio Pinilla scored a late winner as Genoa recorded their first victory of the Serie A season by beating 10-man Lazio 1-0 at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Felipe Anderson came within inches of giving Lazio the lead early on, but, after being picked out by Filip Djordjevic inside the box, he guided his effort wide of the post.

Mauricio Ricardo Pinilla of Genoa CFC celebrates victory at the end of the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and SS Lazio at Stadio Stadio Luigi Ferraris di Genoa on September 21, 2014© Getty Images

Marco Parolo then saw a close-range effort saved by Mattia Perin, before Senad Lulic drilled over as Lazio continued their positive start to the game.

Genoa were struggling to keep possession of the ball and Lulic threatened again with a powerful low strike that was tipped round the post by Perin.

Midway through the half, Djordjevic connected with Antonio Candreva's cross from the right, but the Serbian could only direct his header over the bar.

Perin was proving hard to beat and he denied Lazio once more with a save from Anderson's drilled attempt.

The woodwork came to Genoa's rescue moments later as Djordjevic's header at the near post looped over the keeper and came back off the bar.

Just past the hour-mark, Lazio went close with another headed effort, but, after meeting Edson Braafheid's cross, Candreva couldn't direct his effort on target.

With five minutes of the match left to play, Stefan de Vrij was sent off for Lazio after picking up a second yellow card for handling the ball.

It took two minutes for Genoa to make their numerical advantage count as Pinilla met Diego Perotti's header back across the box to nod in from close range, and his side held on under late Lazio pressure to claim all three points.

Stefano Mauri with his teammates of SS Lazio celebrates after scoring the third team's goal during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and AC Cesena at Stadio Olimpico on September 14, 2014
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