The league needs Lecce back in Serie A (high attendance for a smaller club), so glad to see they're in a promotion spot. Pisa would be an interesting addition to the league. It's been 30 years since they were in the top flight.
Vicenza vs Lecce.
Vicenza needs the points to avoid instant relegation, Lecce is top of the league (68 pts), scores the opener in the 67th minute, their fans throw stuff at the Vicenza goalkeeper, game is paused for a long time. Vicenza equalizes with a PK in the 95th minute and Filippo Ranocchia scores his first goal of the season with a long range shot in the 103rd minute. That's with 14 minutes added time!
Meanwhile, Cremonese (65 pts) loses at home to Ascoli (59 pts), Brescia (63 pts) lost away to Cittadella who have nothing to play for, Monza (64 pts) enters auto-promotion territory with an easy 3-0 win over Benevento (63 pts) and Pisa (63 pts) fucks up against relegation battler Cosenza, 1-1 at home!
Lecce's next game is versus doomed Pordenone at home, so a lot of people assume it was fixed, since Lecce knew that their top spot wasn't at risk following the other results.
Lecce would have been Serie B champions with a win and hold a festa at home, but now they need to also secure 3 points, but that's irrelevant to people's minds. And they could have won as they had a great chance but their attacker messed up the final pass - and picked the wrong teammate. It was right before Vicenza's winner.
League table at the top
League table at the bottom
The infamous game highlights between Vicenza and Lecce
Monza lost to Perugia 1-0! 85th minute winner that rips Monza's automatic promotion to Serie A apart!!
Cremonese has won 2-0 away at Como and secures promotion! Another Lombardy team! Their first trip to Serie A since 1996!
Vicenza is leading against Alessandria away 1-0, reaching their 34pts but sending them to Lega Pro! Vicenza will play against Cosenza in the playout for the last relegation spot!
Perugia misses out.
Serie A promotion Playoffs:
Monza and Pisa have byes.
Brescia vs Frosinone
Ascoli vs Benevento
I'd love to see Pisa. Same colors as us, too But three nerazzurri sides would be too much to handle for FIGC. I'm okay with Ascoli returning to Serie A, they have a great fanbase even if they hate us for legitimate reasons.