After defeat to Chievo Verona, Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini admits he rotated his team with the Europa League in mind.

He explained: "This is our team and we are trying to help some youngsters get used to the top level. Now we are entering into the decisive phase of the Serie A campaign.

"Europe is a competition we had not been in for a very long time and perhaps because of that we are sacrificing a little something domestically.