There may be no goals after 45 minutes of play, but the match between Genoa and AC Milan is not nearly as dire as may have been anticipated. Although it often seems as though the rossoblu have ten men behind the ball, at least the home side is getting forward, even if their finishing leaves something to be desired. A free kick by Miguel Veloso threatened to disturb the rossoneri peace, but Marco Amelia managed to tip it over the bar to preserve the clean sheet.
Milan, for their part, look simply sloppy. Antonio Nocerino and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have both stung the gloves of Sebastien Frey, but the visitors don't look like a team intent on leaving with all three points. Their passing has been, shall we say, negligent, with the best illustration provided by Thiago Silva: the Brazilian attempted a cross field pass that fell far short of his fellow defenders, allowing Giandomenico Mesto to pounce, but unfortunately for Genoa, his shot went just wide.
Provided there are no more smoke bomb/tear gas/noxious fumes eruptions, we should be in for a fun second half. Someone's gotta score, right?