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Thursday, 17 February 2011 12:38

Eduardo: “Derby win for the fans”

Sampdoria 0-1 Genoa

Portugal goalkeeper Eduardo earned praise for his performance in helping Genoa to a derby victory over local rivals Sampdoria last night.

The former Braga man made some crucial saves during the game for the visitors, who hit the woodwork twice before Rafinha’s superb long-range strike sealed the three points. The Brazilian right-back beat Gianluca Curci with a tremendous shot ten minutes into the second period, and the goal proved a worthy winner for Genoa.

“We went out onto the pitch determined and confident in ourselves,” Eduardo said after the match. “This victory is a prize for everyone, we dedicate it to the fans.”

Miguel Veloso was an unused substitute for the Rossoblu, who move up to 11th place in Serie A following the victory, which was just their second in their last ten league outings.

By Sean Gillen

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Comments (15)
15 Friday, 18 February 2011 17:11
Hope the best for all the Portuguese players, after some bad games in goal for Edurado Im happy hes had a good game against Genoa's rivals, hope now he can be more cosistant and less prone to errors!, also hope Veloso starts getting playing time very soon!
Well done Eduardo!
14 Friday, 18 February 2011 15:05
Good news hope he keeps it up and continues to show all his quality in Genoa!
Let's Hope He Settles In
13 Friday, 18 February 2011 13:50
I'm just happy that he had a good game at Genoa. He's really been bad on more than a couple of occasions this year.
Unlike many, I think that he will be fine at Genoa/Italy once he settles down. He could be playing in a lot worst places than Serie A.
Miguel Veloso & Eduardo
12 Friday, 18 February 2011 10:38
He needs to find a new club in the summer, preferably away from Italy.

Eduardo, good to see him keep yet another clean sheet for Genoa. It can't be easy for him this season after a number of high profile howlers but he has composed himself with some solid displays to silence the critics!

Has anyone mentioned that Eduardo played the first half vs Argentina yet? ;o)
I agree with Mario/Canada
11 Friday, 18 February 2011 05:47
I wasn't crazy with how Eduardo played the Di Maria goal either. He rushed out and then stopped and was caught in no mans land. He should have stayed back on his line since it appeared that Pereira had the inside cut back covered.

(But honestly that easy for us to say sitting down and watching the game. Much harder to make that split second decision and always be right).

Glad to hear he had a bounceback game and clean sheet with Genoa. hopefully he can regain that world cup form!
sorry , Mario /canada
10 Friday, 18 February 2011 04:42
I Meant to respond to Fresh/ Canada
Eduardo has been doing well
9 Friday, 18 February 2011 04:16
Eduardo has been coming out alot , though that is his style and when he played for the NT he had to come out to face Di Maria cause that was his only chance there, he had to cut down the angle and force Di Maria to shoot quickly hoping he would miss, ofcourse that didnt happen. Though in his career he has been successful by being aggressive with forcing the shooter to make a play but it sometimes doesnt work out. There was a gameEduardo was in net for Genoa where he came out at least 30 feet and missed the ball and missed taking the player out and that was a total disaster. So he has to control himself more and realize he cant go out 30 feet out of his net , but anywhere in the box is fine cause he has the speed.
Shoulda stayed
8 Friday, 18 February 2011 01:13
i believe if eduardo would have gone to benfica, beto start for porto patricio in sporting and quim n braga we wodnt have no problems with needing goalies n portugal but thats jus my opinion
7 Thursday, 17 February 2011 22:12
Just so YOU know eduardo was in net in the first half when di maria scored. Patricio came on in the second half. Please know what you're talking about before you correct someone.
6 Thursday, 17 February 2011 21:27
Fresh, Eduardo was in net for the first half then was substituted off for Rui Patricio.
5 Thursday, 17 February 2011 21:17
Eduardo was in net for 45 min. Rui Patricio substituted him at half time.
4 Thursday, 17 February 2011 21:08
@Mario/ Canada , What game where you watching? Eduardo played in the first half and allowed Angel Di Maria's goal because he committed way to much and came out. Rui Patricio came on for the second half. Eduardo has been coming out of the goal waaayyy to much lately ever since his move to Genoa.
Argentina game
3 Thursday, 17 February 2011 21:03
Eduardo played the first half and Patricio played the second.
Mario/ Canada
2 Thursday, 17 February 2011 19:00
Just so you know Eduardo wasn't in net against Argentina it was Rui Patricio.
1 Thursday, 17 February 2011 17:25
Eduardo has had a tendency to come out of the net when he shouldn't. He has demonstrated this many times in Italy this year. I also think that against Argentina he shouldn't have come out so much when Di Maria scored. Eduardo seems to sometimes not be aware of his positioning in relation to the net behind him.

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