Winner of the accession dams against Cittadella, Venice will return to Serie A 19 years after leaving it. The club accompanies Empoli and Salernitana, also promoted, while Benevento, Crotone and Parma descend.
Venice, winner of the Serie B play-off final against Cittadella: 1-1 on Thursday’s return after the 1-0 first leg victory, will return to Serie A, twenty years after its last season in the elite (2001-2002). Venezia FC support in Serie A Empoli and Salernitana, promoted at the end of the regular season (two first places).
Long led and reduced to ten Thursday night in the final return, even if a defeat by a goal difference was enough for them to pass, the Venetians made the round back all the second period before securing the blow with the equalizing goal in added time (90 + 3rd) by Riccardo Bocalon, a native of the “City of the Doges”.
Benevento, Crotone and Parma relegated
In this return match, Cittadella, who was aiming for the first accession in its history in Serie A, will be able to feed regrets after playing eleven against ten since the 36th minute following the exclusion, for a second warning for an intervention late, from Venezia defender Pasquale Mazzocchi.
Cittadella, in the lead since the 25th minute thanks to the angry goal of Federico Proia, was however unable to take advantage of this numerical advantage against a compact and brawling Venice team. And who had not known the elite since the 2001-2002 season. Empoli, Salernitana and Venice will take the places of Benevento, Crotone and Parma in the elite.