Toni happy celebrating late winner with Genoa fans

Genoa striker Luca Toni has hailed the club's fans. Toni struck in the 95th minute to give his side a precious 2-1 win over Bari before going to celebrate under the Gradinata Nord.

Genoa striker Luca Toni has hailed the club's fans.

Toni struck in the 95th minute to give his side a precious 2-1 win over Bari before going to celebrate under the Gradinata Nord.

He told Secolo XIX: “It was a very important goal and then again I liked scoring under the Nord.

“I see the fans celebrate. They are crazier than me.

“We were down to 10 men, but we tried until the end. This place lives enthusiastically and we have seen what these fans can give.

“We wanted to win at all costs. Other teams would have given up and tried not to concede a goal. Instead, we threw everyone forward in search of victory.

“We needed it. Now the table starts to look fairer.”

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