Genoa secured safety on the ultimate day of the longest-ever Serie A season, whereas Lecce dropped right down to the second division.
Genoa beat Hellas Verona 3-Zero to complete 4 factors forward of Lecce and guarantee a 14th consecutive season within the high Italian league on Sunday.Lecce misplaced 4-Three to Parma, Brescia and Spal had already been mathematically relegated.
The coronavirus-delayed season ended nearly 12 months after it began on Aug. 24, 2019.
“The longest season in history ends today, in our country’s most difficult year in recent memory,” said Vincenzo Spadafora, Italy’s sports minister.
At the beginning of the lockdown in March, Italy was the epicenter of the pandemic in Europe and has now registered greater than 35,000 deaths from COVID-19.
“During those weeks we really thought that the season should be stopped,” Spadafora said.”But because of the series of precautions we took and the seriousness of the protocols put in place by the Italian soccer federation, the season was not solely capable of restart but additionally be accomplished.”Due to the virus, the season was suspended for greater than three months between March and June.
Juventus sealed a record-extending ninth straight title last weekend.
Antonio Sanabria scored twice for Genoa, which additionally bought a objective from Cristian Romero.
Still, it was a nervous end with Genoa shedding two gamers to purple cards and ending with 9 males to Verona’s 10.
Lecce, which wanted to win and hope that Genoa didn’t, fought back from two targets right down to equalize by halftime. But then Andreas Cornelius and Roberto Inglese restored Parma’s two-goal lead earlier than Gianluca Lapadula pulled one back for Lecce.
Udinese beat eighth-place Sassuolo 1-0, Fiorentina defeated last-place Spal 3-1 to complete 10th, and Bologna drew 1-1 with Torino.