Despite trailing 1-0 at the break, Genoa fought back to record a 3-1 win at Lecce, picking up their third away win of the Serie A season.
Edward Ofere put the hosts in front early in the second half, but Luca Toni levelled less than 10 minutes later. Defender Andrea Ranocchia scored the second for the Rossoblu in the 76th minute before Marco Rossi added a third in stoppage time to take them into the top half of the table and leave Lecce in the bottom three.
Neither side created anything of note in a tight first half devoid of attacking play, but the game came to life in the second 45 minutes. Ofere put the hosts ahead with his first goal in Italian football in the 47th minute. Davide Di Michele held off Giandomenico Mesto, who slipped to allow the Lecce striker a clear run into the penalty area from the right. He selflessly chose to pass the ball to Ofere rather than shooting and the youngster made no mistake with a powerful shot from eight yards out past Eduardo.
Di Michele had the chance to make it two in the 54th minute when he dribbled past both Dario Dainelli and Domenico Criscito, but having done the hard work in making room for a shot, he dragged the ball wide of the post with only Eduardo to beat. It proved to be a costly miss as Genoa went down the other end and scored. Toni rose at the near post to meet Miguel Veloso's corner with his head and divert it inside the near post. Another set piece from Veloso provided Genoa's second in the 76th minute. This time it was a free-kick from the left which was curled away from goal and was met by Ranocchia, who beat Guillermo Giacomazzi to the ball to head it into the far corner.
Genoa defended their lead without suffering any scares before taking their chance on the counter attack deep in stoppage time to add a third through Rossi and move into the top ten.