Rome (AFP) – David Okereke scored inside the first minute as Venezia pissed off European hopefuls AS Roma 1-1 on the Stadio Olimpico hours after being relegated from Serie A on Saturday.
Salernitana’s 1-1 draw at Empoli earlier within the day had despatched down backside crew Venezia who had rejoined the highest flight final summer time.
Spezia ensured prime flight security with a 3-2 comeback win at Udinese as Salernitana boosted their probabilities of survival with a seventh consecutive match unbeaten to maneuver out of the relegation zone with one match left to play.
In Rome, Okereke’s flicked header 50 seconds into the sport shocked Jose Mourinho’s facet who’re sixth and battling for a Europa League place with Fiorentina only one level behind earlier than travelling to Sampdoria on Monday.
Roma proved wasteful of their closing recreation of the season within the Stadio Olimpico, hitting the woodwork 4 instances with greater than 40 pictures on purpose in opposition to 10-man Venezia who had Sofian Kiyine ship off within the first half.
Roma substitute Eldor Shomurodov blasted within the equaliser within the 76th minute however the result’s a blow for Roma’s European qualification hopes.
The capital facet subsequent play away to Torino, earlier than subsequent Wednesday’s Europa Convention League closing in opposition to Feyenoord.
Earlier Salernitana missed the possibility to assert virtually assured Serie A survival after Diego Perotti had a late penalty saved at Empoli.
Perotti’s spot-kick was pushed apart by man-of-the-match Guglielmo Vicario, who made a collection of very good saves to cease Salernitana from gaining a win which might have moved them 5 factors away from the relegation zone forward of their rivals matches this weekend.
Davide Nicola’s crew sit seventeenth and two factors forward of Cagliari who’re simply contained in the drop zone and face title-chasing Inter Milan in Sunday’s late match.
The draw is a not a dreadful outcome as Cagliari should beat reigning champions Inter to maneuver out of hassle rather than Salernitana.
Earlier than their present run of 4 wins and three attracts Salernitana had been rooted ot the underside of Serie A the entire season.
And Federico Bonazzoli despatched the 7,000 away followers wild within the 76th minute when he levelled Patrick Cutrone’s first-half opener for the house facet.
That purpose additionally signifies that Genoa, who’re three factors again in nineteenth, can not overtake Salernitana even when they win at Napoli as they’ve the more serious of the head-to-head report which decides placings for groups locked on the identical factors.