Genoa stay in Euro hunt

Genoa stay in Euro hunt
Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP
Genoa remain in contention for European qualification from Serie A after a comprehensive 5-1 home win against Torino at the Marassi on Monday evening.

The in-form Iago Falque opened the scoring for the home side with his 11th league goal of the season, but Torino drew level just after the hour mark thanks to Omar El Kaddouri.

However, Genoa ran away with the game in the final quarter as Tino Costa scored twice either side of strikes by Andrea Bertolacci and Leonardo Pavoletti.

It was the second time Gian Piero Gasperini's men had scored five at home in 2015 – they beat Verona 5-2 in February – and the result left them in seventh place with three games left, one point behind city rivals Sampdoria and two behind Fiorentina in the final Europa League qualifying berth.

In contrast, a second defeat on the bounce killed off Torino's European hopes as they were left in ninth spot, five points behind Genoa.

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