Whirlwind and field damage, Genoa not playing

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Redblue’s preseason friendly cancelled

The preseason test that was supposed to see Genoa and the Austrians of Wsg Tirol meet on the Moena field will not be played: a whirlwind has in fact hit the playing field in the city that hosts the Rossoblù’s training camp, causing damage (fortunately only to property) that made it impossible for the match to take place.

According to reports from ‘Il Secolo XIX,’ the turret of the field fell onto the playing field, which was fortunately empty at the time. Several cars in the parking lot of the field also overturned due to the strong wind. Unharmed all those present, no problems for players, officials and fans who were about to fill the stands.

Therefore, the second friendly match of the Ligurian club, which under the orders of Alberto Gilardino began its preparation for the next Serie A championship, which the Grifone will find again after a year of purgatory, which ended with direct promotion thanks to the second place in the regular season of the 2022/23 Serie B, was skipped.

The first friendly, played on Saturday, July 15, had seen Genoa win without any problems against the amateurs of Fassa Calcio, scoring 12 goals without conceding any: four goals for Gudmundsson, two for Sabelli, Yeboah and Yalcin, one for Jagiello and Deflorian’s own goal were the markers for the Rossoblù team.

In the league, Genoa will begin its adventure against Fiorentina on the first day, matches against Lazio, Torino, Napoli and Lecce will follow. The griffon will also be the only club to represent Liguria, given the relegations at the end of last season of Sampdoria and Spezia.

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