Andriy Shevchenko wins his first game for Genoa, and will face AC Milan in the last 16 of the Italian Cup.
With a 1-0 victory over Salernitana on Tuesday. Andriy Shevchenko earned his first win as Genoa coach. Securing a tie against his previous club AC Milan in the Italian Cup last 16. Caleb Ekuban of Ghana scored a 76th-minute header to give the north-western port side their first home win of the season.
Andriy Shevchenko, a former AC Milan and Chelsea player. Took over in early November, replacing Davide Ballardini, who had a poor start to the season. It was the Ukraine forward’s first club management post following five years of coaching his country’s national team.
Genoa, led by Andriy Shevchenko, were desperate for a win after their lone victory in the league. Which came against fellow strugglers Cagliari in mid-September.
“I’m incredibly glad, the squad suffered a lot today. And it was crucial for us to go back on track,” Shevchenko, whose team will face Milan in January, said.
In two spells with Milan, the 45-year-old scored 175 goals in 324 games. Twice being Serie A’s top scorer and won the league title and the 2003 Champions League.
Salernitana, who had been promoted, was eliminated from the competition and now sits at the bottom of Series A with a seven-match winless streak.
Udinese and Venezia, meanwhile, qualified to the last 16 after victories over Crotone (4-0) and Ternana (3-1).