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Andrea Pinamonti’s thunderbolt lights up Genoa’s dark afternoon

Having come on at half-time, he left his mark on proceedings at the Tardini with a memorable goal

Monday, October 21, 2019

Andrea Pinamonti’s thunderbolt lights up Genoa’s dark afternoon

Genoa will want to forget about Sunday’s away game against Parma as quickly as possible; the match saw the home team win 5-1 against the Rossoblu, which further deepened the Ligurian club’s current crisis. They now haven’t picked up three points in a league game since matchday two of the current season. In an attempt to salvage something from yesterday’s game Andrea Piamonti was introduced as a half-time substitute, and he was able to pull one back, even if it was little more than a consolation goal in a game that had already been decided.

The Under-21 forward, a product of Inter’s academy, managed to make his mark on the match just a few minutes after coming on and provided Genoa’s only moment of real quality in the game as he scored his second goal of the season at club level. The goal had all the trademarks of the strikes that people have come to expect from the Trento born goal-scorer; precise control on the edge of the area and a strong left-footed shot that had hit the back of the net before Sepe knew what was happening.

A talent like his, even if still mercurial and requiring further consistency at this point, can be a crucial asset at this level and he can play a leading role for his side. He can show flashes of brilliance that can change the course of a game. Hard work, confidence and a bit of luck will allow his considerable talent to blossom further.