SPAL back in Serie A after 49 years absence

La festa... 49 anni dopo... Source: Twitter

Despite a 2-1 loss to Ternana, SPAL secured a dramatic promotion back to the Serie A after a near half-century absence.

Mirco Antenucci gave SPAL an early lead with his 18th league goal of the season, only for Ternana to reply with a Stefano Pettinari double before the half-time break.

Promotion rivals Frosinone were all tied up in their match against Benevento until Fabio Ceravolo scored in injury time, giving Benevento a 2-1 win, giving SPAL back-to-back promotions after playing in the third-tier Lega Pro last season.

With one game still to play in Serie B, Verona and Frosinone are competing for the second automatic promotion spot, with Verona two points clear after drawing 1-1 with Carpi as they prepare to face Cesana in the final round knowing they need to at least match the result of Frosinone who host Pro Vercelli.

 

Source Omnisport