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Johan Vásquez starts for Genoa but they lose and sink into relegation

The former Pumas UNAM player was once again a starter for the Italian team, but was unable to repeat his brilliant performances.

The center-back started again with Genoa but could not help his team to avoid the defeat against Lazio.
The center-back started again with Genoa but could not help his team to avoid the defeat against Lazio.

This Sunday, Genoa received Lazio and lost the match by a score of 4-1 in a game corresponding to the 32nd round of the Italian league. Once again, defender Johan Vásquez was a starter under coach Alexander Blessin, however, he was unable to complete the match as he came on as a substitute in the second half.

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According to information from the Sofascore site, the former Pumas player made four clearances and four tackles in the defensive zone, which were effective. Likewise, the national team player won eight of the 12 confrontations he had on the ground, but unfortunately for him, he was not able to win any aerial confrontation.

During the time he played, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medalist completed 27 of the 32 passes he made and was 84 percent effective. The central defender came close to compromising his team, as he made two dribbles in the low area and fortunately he did them well and there was no danger for the Grifone in the match.

Johan has become a frequent starter for Genoa

It was in the 65th minute when the manager Alexander Blessin decided to take off the Mexican player to bring on Domenico Criscito, who played the rest of the match. Thanks to his good level, Johan Vásquez has become one of the most important players of the team, as he is an undisputed starter and so far has accumulated 24 appearances with Genoa.

With this defeat, the Grifone remained in the 19th position and remains in the relegation zone along with Salernitana and Venezia. After having outstanding performances, Vasquez was called up to the Mexican national team for the last qualifying matches and had minutes in Gerardo Martino's starting lineup, and is likely to be in the final roster for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

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