The past week appointed coach saw his new employer in the competition, equal play (1-1) against SPAL.
Genoa played 80 minutes with a man less. Captain Domenico Criscito was soon red after a hard violation on Pasquale Schiattarella. Shortly afterwards brought Andrea Petagna SPAL on lead.
Seven minutes before the rest came the home side through Krzysztof Piatek alongside. It meant for the Polish attacker, a penalty is used, his eleventh goal this season. Piatek is top scorer in the Serie A, with a one-goal lead over Cristiano Ronaldo and Ciro Immobile.
Old head coach Prandelli is already the third coach this season at Genoa for the group. The clubleiding dismissed last week Ivan Juric after elimination from the Italian cup.
Genoa is after Sunday the fifteenth, SPAL is sixteenth.