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Luigi Ferraris (ATT 20,000) 12th May 2013 - Kick off 11:30 Ref: P Tagliavento

Genoa Genoa vs Inter Milan Inter

Genoa 0


Inter 0

Genoa seal survival with draw

Last Updated: 12/05/13 4:36pm

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Genoa celebrate sealing their survival

Genoa celebrate sealing their survival

Genoa secured their Serie A status with a goalless draw against Inter Milan, whose poor late-season form continued at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

The hosts posed the greatest goalscoring threat, but were ultimately content with a draw which, with Palermo beaten by Fiorentina, ensured their place in the top flight next season.

For Inter, the draw ended a three-game losing streak, but it was only their fourth point in the last seven matches, meaning they have little to play for when they host Udinese next weekend, on the final day of the season.

Genoa started brightly with Samir Handanovic making a fine save to keep Inter on terms in the 10th minute.

He was at full stretch on the dive to push Marco Borriello's header wide.

The lively Borriello had another chance on the half-hour mark, but his shot was blocked by Esteban Cambiasso.

Towards the end of the half, Handanovic again made an excellent stop to keep Andrea Stramaccioni's men level, this time denying Andrea Bertolacci's effort, which was heading for the corner.

Borriello made a nuisance of himself again in the second half before Inter went close to opening the scoring.

Inter striker Tommaso Rocchi's shot from the edge of the penalty area struck the crossbar with goalkeeper Sebastien Frey beaten for the first time.

Borriello was given a standing ovation when he was replaced in the 87th minute with Ciro Immobile taking his place.

The applause was more born out of relief, however, with news that Palermo were being beaten and that the point was enough to keep Genoa in Serie A with celebrations greeting the final whistle.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 37 86
2 Roma 37 70
3 Lazio 37 66
4 Napoli 37 63
5 Fiorentina 37 61
6 Genoa 37 59
7 Sampdoria 37 55
8 Inter Milan 37 52
9 Torino 37 51
10 AC Milan 37 49
11 Palermo 37 46
12 Sassuolo 37 46
13 Verona 37 45
14 Chievo 37 43
15 Empoli 37 42
16 Udinese 37 41
17 Atalanta 37 37
18 Cagliari 37 31
19 Cesena 37 24
20 Parma 37 18