Genoa certified their continuity in Serie A after solving without problems their last game against Hellas Verona (3-0). The Genoese team had in their hands the permanence in the elite and ended up condemning the descent to a Lecce who also did not do his homework to maintain the category.
Sanabria’s quick double (5 ’, 25’) brought Genoa to victory over a lazy Hellas Verona. Before the break, Davide Nicola’s team had already tied the victory thanks to the third goal signed by Romero (44 ’).
The result, combined with the one that was taking place in Lecce against Parma (0-2 in 24 ‘), certified the permanence of the Genoese team one more season after a turbulent course with several changes of coach.
The second part was a mere process in sports, although there were friction between players and the referee expelled three players before going on vacation.
The Lecce, to Second
The team needed a win and a stumble from Genoa that did not come. Lecce also failed to beat Parma, who before the half hour of play was already on the scoreboard with a clear 0-2 thanks to a goal in own goal by Lucioni and another by Caprari.
The southern team managed to tie the contest (Barak, Meccariello), but Cornelius’ goal after the break, together with the overwhelming result of Genoa, condemned Lecce to Serie B one season after getting promotion.
Inglese made it 2-4 for Parma, but Lapadulo put Lecce back to a single goal just two minutes later to finally close the match.