La Salernitana ties and Venezia, to Serie B

A missed penalty six minutes from the end by Argentine Diego Perotti deprived LA Salernitana (1-1) of victory at the Carlo Castellani stadium in Empoli, leaving their permanence in Serie A up in the air, on the penultimate day. But on the other hand, said draw by Salernitana (17th) already sent the bottom team, Venezia, to Series B, which has only managed to stay one year in the highest category of Italian football. Venezia plays this Saturday at Roma’s home.

Davide Nicola’s painting marks salvation in Serie A. The victory would have almost given him permanence in the top flight. The draw, however, leaves their future in the hands of Cagliari, who still have to play their match on the thirty-seventh date, against Inter, and who can send Salernitana to the relegation zone.

It may not be enough for Nicola’s team to equalize, as Patrick Cutrone’s strike from Kristjan Asllani put Empoli ahead, with nothing at stake.

Pressured by necessity, the visiting team cornered Aurelio Andreazzoli’s team but without success in the final meters. It was in 76 when the Salernitana revived with a goal from Federico Bonazzoli.