Genoa beats 10-man Lazio 1-0 in Serie A to halt slide

BY foxsports • February 9, 2015

ROME -- Lazio fell to a 1-0 loss at home to Genoa and missed the chance to move fourth in Serie A on Monday after playing most of the match in 10 men.

The match turned shortly before the half-hour mark when Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti was sent off following a rash challenge on M'Baye Niang.

Replacement keeper Etrit Berisha's first act was to pick the ball out of his net after Diego Perotti coolly slotted the penalty into the bottom right corner.

Lazio almost leveled when Stefano Mauri was sent through by Miroslav Klose, but the captain hit the right post.

The capital side remained sixth, two points and a place above Genoa, which arrested its slide down the table with its first win in eight rounds.

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