Daniel Bessa’s free header proved decisive at Marassi, as Genoa break perhaps definitively away from the relegation zone and halt Crotone’s revival.
This could be a big result in the battle to stay in Serie A, as the Grifone leave Crotone 11 points behind them in the standings.
It’s a big problem for Walter Zenga’s outfit, who now really do risk going down into Serie B and have a very tough fixture list ahead of them.
Iuri Medeiros at first earned a penalty, then was booked for simulation after the blatant dive was spotted on VAR.
Medeiros did better as an assist man, floating a ball over the top for Bessa to spring the offside trap and turn in a free header.
Federico Ricci and Andrea Bertolacci both rattled the woodwork late on.
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