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In Monday’s match, Empoli drew 1-1 at home with Lecce. The result means the visiting team has gone 10 consecutive games without a win in Serie A.

Empoli's Nicolo Cambiagi (left) kicks the ball past Lecce's Patrick Chinazak-Pere Dolgu
Empoli’s Nicolo Cambiagi (left) kicks the ball past Lecce’s Patrick Chinazak-Pere Dolgu

In addition, Cagliari scored two goals in stoppage time, defeated visiting Sassuolo 2-1, successfully escaped from the relegation zone, ranked 16th, and the gap with Sassuolo was only 1 point.

Lecce drew its fourth consecutive game to move to 17 points, five ahead of Empoli in the relegation zone.

Things could have been different after Lecce took the lead in the 64th minute due to a goalkeeper error from Erit Berisha. Zambian winger Lameck Banda tried his luck with a shot from nearly 30 meters.

Although the shot did not seem to pose much threat, the ball bounced just in front of Berisha and passed between his legs. between.

However, Empoli struck back seven minutes later with an equally lucky goal. Defender Hamza Rafia stretched out his leg to block a cross from the right, but the ball hit his knee and deflected past his goalkeeper.

Serie A football match between Empoli and Lecce at Castellani Stadium in Empoli, Italy
Serie A football match between Empoli and Lecce at Castellani Stadium in Empoli, Italy

Martin Ellic scored for Sassuolo with a header in the 7th minute. Even when defender Ruian Tresoldi was sent off for a red card in the 17th minute of the second half, Sassuolo still performed well.

However, he showed great energy in stoppage time. Just seconds after Sassuolo’s second goal was ruled out for offside, Gianluca Lapadula equalized. Then, in the final moments of the game, Leonardo Pavoletti scored with an overhead kick, giving Cagliari the lead and the Sardinian team’s third win in the league.

Inter Milan currently leads the league standings, two points ahead of Juventus.

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