December 4, 2020

Genoa secures security on final day of longest Serie A season – soccer



Genoa secured security on the ultimate day of the longest-ever Serie A season, whereas Lecce dropped all the way 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 prime Italian league on Sunday.Lecce misplaced 4-Three to Parma, Brescia and Spal had already been mathematically relegated.

LONGEST SEASON

The coronavirus-delayed season ended nearly 12 months after it began on Aug. 24, 2019.

“The longest season in historical past ends at present, in our nation’s most troublesome 12 months in latest reminiscence,” mentioned Vincenzo Spadafora, Italy’s sports activities minister.

Firstly 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.

“Throughout these weeks we actually thought that the season must be stopped,” Spadafora mentioned.”However because of the sequence 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 in addition be accomplished.”As a result of virus, the season was suspended for greater than three months between March and June.

Juventus sealed a record-extending ninth straight title final weekend.

GENOA SAFE

Antonio Sanabria scored twice for Genoa, which additionally acquired a objective from Cristian Romero.

Nonetheless, it was a nervous end with Genoa dropping two gamers to purple playing cards and ending with 9 males to Verona’s 10.

Lecce, which wanted to win and hope that Genoa didn’t, fought again from two targets all the way down to equalize by halftime. However then Andreas Cornelius and Roberto Inglese restored Parma’s two-goal lead earlier than Gianluca Lapadula pulled one again for Lecce.

OTHER RESULTS

Udinese beat eighth-place Sassuolo 1-0, Fiorentina defeated last-place Spal 3-1 to complete 10th, and Bologna drew 1-1 with Torino.