Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini insists they deserved to win last night's derby.

Sampdoria edged the game 1-0 thanks to Antonio Cassano.

Gasperini said: "Genoa overall had a good game, perhaps they were even the better side compared to Sampdoria, who made the most of the goal and built their performance on that.

"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."