Serie A: Genoa held by Palermo, Chievo end skid
Palermo, who secured their first victory of the campaign last weekend with a 4-1 trouncing of Chievo, were on course for a second consecutive win as Luigi Giorgi sent a glancing header past Genoa goalkeeper Sebastien Frey after a quarter of an hour yesterday.
The goal sparked Genoa into life though and the visitors were indebted to Samir Ujkani for keeping their lead intact going into half-time.
But the Albanian's resistance was finally broken as his goal was breached seven minutes into the second half when Marco Borriello headed in Cristobal Jorquera's volleyed cross.
Palermo threatened to regain the lead as Ezequiel Munoz and Abel Hernandez sent efforts just wide of the target, while Peruvian midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas badly miscued a far-post volley for the home side.
The draw did little to boost Palermo's woes as Gian Piero Gasperini's side remain in the bottom three, while Genoa move above Fiorentina, Roma and Torino, with the trio slated to play on Sunday.
Earlier, Chievo beat Sampdoria 2-1 in Eugenio Corini's first match in charge of the Gialloblu to claim their first points since beating Bologna on the opening weekend of the season.
Former midfielder Corini, who replaced Domenico Di Carlo earlier in the week, saw French striker Cyril Thereau give his side the lead in first-half stoppage time after a clinical counter-attacking move.
But Enzo Maresca,
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