3 subs, 3 goals as Motta's Genoa debut goes to plan
Milan, Oct 26, 2019 (AFP) - Thiago Motta got off to a winning start as Genoa coach with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Brescia on Saturday in a match where all of his team's goals came from substitutes.
The 37-year-old former PSG, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid player lifted Genoa to just their second win of the season.
Brescia had led after teenager Sandro Tonali scored his first Serie A goal with a superb long range free-kick after 34 minutes in Genoa.
But after being pegged back for over an hour Motta's side came back with goals from all three substitutes.
Colombian Kevin Agudelo came of the bench after the break and pulled the westerners level after 66 minutes on his Serie A debut.
Christian Kouame acrobatically added a second on 75 minutes and Goran Pandev the third four minutes later to give Genoa their first win in nearly two months.
Former Italy international Motta played for a season with Genoa a decade ago, but his only previous coaching experience was with PSG's U19 team, which he managed until July.
Genoa move out of the relegation zone after their second win of the season and first since September 1.
Mario Balotelli's Brescia slip into the relegation zone with their fifth defeat of the season.