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Genoa survive in Serie A, Lecce relegated

Xinhua
03 Aug 2020, 11:05 GMT+10

ROME, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- The 2019-20 Italian Serie A season concluded on Sunday as Genoa avoided relegation while Lecce return to Serie B, joining Brescia and SPAL.

The focus of the last match day was the relegation battle between Genoa and Lecce, who placed 17th and 18th respectively with only one point separating the two sides.

Genoa just needed a win to secure safety and they succeeded with a 3-0 home victory over Hellas Verona.

The Grifone were up by three goals before the break, thanks to Toni Sanabria's brace and Cristian Romero's header.

Despite being a player down in the second half, Genoa held firm to keep a clean sheet while Sofyan Amrabat and Francesco Cassata from each side saw red in the dying minutes.

Genoa's victory made the result between Lecce and Parma meaningless as Lecce finished their Serie A campaign with a 4-3 home defeat.

In Sunday's other Serie A matches, Fiorentina dominated SPAL 3-1, Udinese edged past Sassuolo 1-0, and Bologna shared the spoils with Torino at 1-1.

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