Some, history, form and trivia on today's opponents - Genoa Cricket and Football Club
#1. Genoa was founded in 1893 when British Consular officials established the Genoa Cricket and Football Club.
#2. In the 1990-91 season, legendary coach Osvaldo Bagnoli, who five years earlier had led Verona to the Scudetto, led the Rossoblu to a fourth-place finish in Serie A and European qualification, as well as a memorable European Cup quarter final against Liverpool the following season.
#3. Hellas and Genoa have met on 24 previous occasions - 7 victories for the gialloblù, 7 draws and 10 victories for Genoa.
#4. Genoa have used 30 different players in Serie A this season - more than any other team in the five major European leagues! They are currently in the relegation zone, having taken four points from their previous five fixtures.
#5. There are six players in the Hellas Verona squad who have previously worn the Genoa shirt (Miguel Veloso, Darko Lazovic, Koray Gunter, Salvatore Bocchetti, Daniel Bessa and Eddie Salcedo), as well of course as coach Ivan Juric, who was a legendary player at the club and also had a turbulent spell as their coach.