Genoa 1-2 AC Milan: Pepe Reina saves injury-time penalty as Milan hold on
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As struggling AC Milan defeat Genoa to distance themselves in the Serie A relegation positions and ease the pressure on manager Marco 29, an injury-time penalty was saved by pepe Reina.
Through Theo Hernandez and Franck Kessies penalty, the visitors fought back with two goals within six second-half minutes Within an incident-packed match comprising four red cards.
Genoa had been awarded that a half-time lead by lasse Schones sublime free-kick.
Milan climb to 11th with success.
Succeeding Gennaro Gattuso as Milan boss in June, former Sampdoria director Giampaolo had come under pressure following the winners start to this campaign.
The winners of Europe had suffered four defeats in their opening six league matches, having been beaten by Fiorentina last weekend.
Schones opener for both fellow strugglers Genoa, who sit second from bottom, provided relief for the counterpart Aurelio Andreazzoli of Giampaolo – but the contest turned at the 51st minute as Hernandez beat Andrei Radu in his post.
Milan have been given a penalty following a Video Assistant Referee review found Davide Biraschi guilty of handball, using the defender dismissed.
Genoa goalkeeper Radu denied substitute Rafael Leao at close range because the visitors, reduced to 10 men following a second yellow card for Davide Calabria, chased a third.
With the drama former Liverpool goalkeeper Reina brought Christian Kouame down before denying Schone from the spot in the 95th minute to secure a crucial three points.
A red card of the game had been awarded to the Riccardo Saponara of Genoa after remarks he made in the bench, although Milan substitute Samu Castillejo received the games fourth for an identical offence soon before the final whistle.
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