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Aug 30, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Genoa
2-0
Hellas VeronaHellas Verona
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Result: Genoa too strong for Hellas Verona

Leonardo Pavoletti and Serge Gakpe score in the second half to give Genoa a 2-0 win over Hellas Verona.

Genoa have claimed their first win of the season, scoring twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 victory over Hellas Verona in Serie A.

Genoa were pressing for an opening goal early on as Tomas Rincon played the ball in for Olivier Ntcham, but Rafael got down low to stop it creeping over the line.

Verona started to look the more likely as the first half progressed, but Luca Toni's header from a promising Leandro Greco cross flew just high of the crossbar, before a solo effort by the striker resulted in a wide finish.

The home side came close again just before the interval as Tino Costa attempted to catch the Verona keeper out with a long-range strike, but it flew just wide of the post, while a drive from just outside the box from Serge Gakpe moments later went the same way.

Genoa continued to enjoy the majority of the possession early in the second half, and opened the scoring just before the hour mark as Leonardo Pavoletti pounced on a loose ball in the box, jabbing it past Rafael just a minute after coming off the bench.

Rincon had a chance to quickly double the lead for the home side when Issa Cissokho delivered a cross, which Rafael initially punched away, leaving the Genoa man to drive the ball at the goal from the edge of the box, watching it go just wide.

Rincon did help Genoa find a second inside the final 15 minutes though, delivering a cross for Gakpe to clinically nod into the back of an empty net.

The visitors tried to make it close late on, with Toni curling the ball in from out wide, narrowly missing the target, before Giampaolo Pazzini's header from a Jacopo Sala cross late on went over the crossbar.

The result gives Genoa their first points of the season, moving them up to 10th in the table, while Verona sit 15th.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus1211102681834
2Napoli1291226131328
3Inter Milan1281322101225
4Lazio127141814422
5AC Milan126332116521
6Roma125432215719
7SassuoloSassuolo125432017319
8Atalanta BCAtalanta125342314918
9Parma125251215-317
10Fiorentina124531810817
11Torino124531715217
12Sampdoria124351615115
13CagliariCagliari123541216-414
14Genoa124261726-914
15SPALSPAL124171119-813
16Bologna122461118-710
17Empoli122371221-99
18Udinese122371118-79
19FrosinoneFrosinone121471025-157
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo120391030-200

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