Published On: Mon, Jun 17th, 2013

Carpi and Latina Complete Serie B Line-Up

Serie B logoFollowing the second legs of the playoff finals, and will both be playing in next season.

Carpi overcame Lecce in one match, while Latina required extra time to defeat Pisa in the other.

Despite falling behind to a very early Mariano Bogliacino goal to level the tie on aggregate, the Biancorosso will make their debut in Serie B next season after Moroccan striker Mehdi Kabine restored parity with a quarter of an hour to go.

Lecce, despite leading the league for many weeks, didn’t have enough to score a second, and the side from Emilia-Romagna held on to secure promotion.

Latina, meanwhile, secured a goalless draw in their first leg, meaning their game against Pisa today was a straight shoot-out. Pisa went ahead early, before Jeffe equalised for the Leoni Neroblu.

The game remained level into extra time, when Pisa gave away a penalty, which Maximiliano Cejas converted. Salvatore Burrai added a late third, and Lazio-based Latina, too earned the right to play at Serie B level for the first time in their history.

Alongside today’s playoff winners, Trapani and Avellino secured promotion to the second tier by winning their respective divisions. Serie B will begin on August 24th next season, with Palermo the early favourites to bounce straight back.

About the Author

- Displaced Yorkshire-born football writer now based in Kent and former contributor to the Huddersfield Examiner, currently providing statistically-based Huddersfield Town related content for the Thrice Champions website. Contact me via Twitter at @MarcoJ.

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