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We won a strong 3-0 victory away against Fiorentina, and then barely squeezed past Parma (1-0) at home. Milan on other other hand, beat Catania, but messed up at home against Messina (1-1), in a match that was played only a couple of days before their CL encounter against Arsenal (which they lost).

This means that we have a 5 points lead on Milan with only 2 matches left for both teams, only a miracle can make them win the scudetto now. :party:
 

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Milan beat Chievo, while we drew at away ground against Palmero. This means that we are only leading by 3 points before the final match, but we only need a draw at home against Catania, which should be easily achieveable.

Milan will play Piacenza away.
 

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Career summary so far

Club: Genoa (Italy)

Season 1: 2006/07


Final league position: 4th in Serie B (Lost in the playoff final)
Italian Cup: 3rd Qualifying round

Season 2: 2007/08

Final league position: 2nd in Serie B
Italian Cup: 3rd Qualifying round

Season 3: 2008/09

Final league position: 6th in Serie A
Italian Cup: 2nd Qualifying round

Season 4: 2009/10

Final league position: 2nd in Serie A
Italian Cup: Quarter Final
Uefa Cup: 2nd knockout round

Season 5: 2010/11

Final league position: 2nd in Serie A
Italian Cup: Quarter Final
Champions League: Quarter Final

Season 6: 2011/12

Final league position: 1st in Serie A
Italian Cup: Winners
Champions League: Quarter Final

Season 7: 2012/13

Final league position: 1st in Serie A
Italian Cup: Semi Final
Champions League: Semi Final

Comptetitions won:

Serie A x 2
Coppa Italia x 1
 

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Congrats Drac!!!
And now, move to the Samp :pp
 

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Sampdoria is tempting, but I am very close to the Champions League title at the moment, and I haven't won that title in FM07 before, so I'd atleast like to take that title with me before I leave Genoa.
 

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A presentation of the players:

Goalkeepers

Gabor Szollosi (GK, 22 years old, Hungary 10 caps/0 goals) (REGEN)

Szollosi joined the club in 2008, and is in his fifth season at the club. He was only 17 when he signed with Genoa, and spent his first season with the U-20 squad. The year after he was loaned out to Serie B team Lucchese, where he had a decent season, before he returned to Genoa. But the next season he got loaned out to yet another Serie B outfit (Perugia), whom he helped avoid relegation that year.

Back at Genoa in 2011, he finally got to play competitive football, as he made his debut against Roma in Serie A. He totally played 10 matches that season, and only conceeded 2 goals. By this time he had advanced from being the 4th-5th choice to being the 2nd choice (ahead of the former first choice, Rubinho).

This season he finally had his big breakthrough, as he took over the first team spot after Leo Franco suffered an injury, and although he was shaky at times, he never really gave his first team spot away. He finished the season on a high note, making several remarkable saves, and helping Geona retain their league title. Still only 22, if he continues the way he ended this season, he might be a top keeper in Serie A for years to come.

Leo Franco (GK, 35 years old, Argentina 9 caps/0 goals)

Joined Genoa for free 4 years ago, and was the unquestionable first choice, until this season. Has played 108 Serie A matches for Genoa, and although he is aging, he will probably stay as the 2nd choice for another couple of seasons. The veteran has totally made over 430 apps in the Argetinian, Spanish and Italian top divisions.

Kasper Schmeichel (GK, 26 years old, Denmark 5 caps/0 goals)

Joined the club on a free transfer last summer, and was tipped to be the heir of Leo Franco, but since Szollosi exploded on to the scene, he has had to resort to making first team appearences only sporadically. Is getting impatient, and might leave the club during the summer.
 

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Defenders

Right backs

Rafinha (D/WB R, 27 years old, Brazil 28 caps/3 goals)

The technically gifted Brazilian full back was a record signing in the summer of 2011, when he joined the club for no less than €27.5M from Schalke 04. He delievered the goods immeditaley, and quickly triumphed the spaniard Valera, not only out of the match day squad, but also out of the club altogether. Has made 75 league apps in 2 seasons, which means that he has only missed out of 1 league match during his first 2 seasons at the club. Still only 27 years old, and will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

Cesare Bovo (D RLC, 30 years old, Italy)

Manager Dracula tried to sign the versatile Bovo as early as 2008, but Bovo was reluctant to leave Palermo for a newly promoted side. 4 years later, and the newly promoted side was now the newly crowned champions, which made picking up Bovo on a free transfer an easy task for the Genoa manager. Bovo can play on either side of the defence, or even in the center, and is therefore often to be found on the reserves bench, and also gets to play quite a few matches here and there. Although no more than a squad player, he has proven to be a valuable one at that, often coming on late in matches to strengthen the defence, when Genoa needed to tighten the defence and secure the points.

Rudy Mater (D/WB R M/RL, 33 years old, France)

The frenchman was Dracula's first signing as Genoa manager, when he was signed for €1.8M from Valenciennes. Although he lost his first team spot, when the team won promotion, he has been a valuable part of the team for 7 seasons now. He has made 119 league apps for the club, and scored once. He prolonged his contract with another year in December, and made an excellent contribution to Genoa's coppa Italia campaign, which abruptly ended against Milan in the semi finals.
 

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Left backs

Cristian Villagra (D/WB RL, 27 years old, Argentina 26 caps/0 goals)

The speedy Argentinian joined Genoa for €20M midway through the 2011/12 campaign, and became the icing on the cake of an outstanding Genoa team that eventually went on to win the double that season. Just like Rafinha, he is an asset both offensively and defensively. And he is also ever present in the starting line-up, only missing out on 2 league matches during a one and a half season spell at the club. Although he has yet to score, he has assisted several goals.


Jeremy Mathieu (D/WB L DM M LC, 29 years old, France)

The tall and versatile frenchman has been at the club for 4 seasons now, contributing massively in his first two seasons, he lost the first team spot when Villagra joined the club. But due to his versatility, he is often found on the bench, and has raked up almost 100 league apps for the club.
 

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Genoa 2017/18 at the start of the preseason

IN
Reinholds (P, Racing Roma), Ujkani (P, Pisa, fp), Landre (D, Pisa, fp), Rosi (D, Crotone, fp), Fiamozzi (D, Frosinone, fp), Gorga (D, Gimnasia, fp), Ghiglione (C, Spal, fp), Improta (A, Salernitana, fp), Gakpé (A, Chievo, fp), Renzetti (D, Cesena, fp)
Galabinov (A, Novara)

OUT
Orban (D, dv), Burdisso (D, dv), Ntcham (C, Manchester City, fp), Cataldi (C, Lazio, fp), Pellegri (A, Inter desde 2019), Salcedo (A, Inter desde 2019)

POSSIBLE ENTRIES

Ristovski (P, Rijeka), Bisoli (C, Brescia), Goldaniga (D, Palermo), Crisetig (C, Crotone), Mandragora (C, Juventus), Lapadula (A, Milan), Andreolli (D, Inter), Bayakoko (A, Inter), Bertolacci (C, Milan)

POSSIBLE DEPARTURES
Simeone (A, Torino e Fiorentina), Renzetti (D, Cremonese), Pinilla (A, Universidad de Chile), Faccioli (P, Pro Sesto), Minardi (C, Pistoiese)
 
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