Genoa beaten at home by Lazio

TURIN - Genoa suffered a blow to their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League when they were beaten 1-0 at home by a resurgent Lazio on Saturday. Argentine striker Mauro Zarate scored after a counter-attack midway through the second half to further boost seventh-placed Lazio's bid for a Europa league berth following last weekend's derby win over AS Roma. Genoa, Serie A's surprise package this term, remain in the fourth Champions League qualifying spot but can be overhauled on Sunday if Fiorentina win at Udinese. The hosts beat Juventus 3-2 at home last Saturday but they looked jaded against Lazio having had the better of the play early on.