Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini insists they deserved to win last night's derby.
"To be perfectly honest, I am struggling to remember any other scoring opportunities Samp had."
He added: "The difference in a derby can be in a single incident. They scored the goal and were able to play in that defensive manner.
"We did our best and were the only ones to create chances, especially in the second half. An equaliser could've transformed the game, but at the end of the day the result does not reflect the whole match."