NEWS
Sunday May 20 2012
Pescara join Torino in Serie A!

Zdenek Zeman has taken Pescara to promotion from Serie B, joining Torino in next season’s top flight, after beating Sampdoria.

Toro already celebrated this afternoon with their 2-0 win over Modena that secured their automatic promotion.

Pescara needed a victory to follow and achieved it with style, earning a 3-1 result away to on-form Sampdoria.

Gianluca Caprari opened the scoring on 18 minutes by completing a Marco Verratti counter-attack, then Ciro Immobile netted a second with an angled drive.

Samp had the opportunity to get back into it in first half stoppages, but Nicola Pozzi fired the penalty on to the crossbar.

Caprari completed his brace after the break by tapping in a Lorenzo Insigne through ball, but the Juan Antonio consolation goal was too late to make much of a difference.

Pescara went bankrupt in 2009 and had to start again from Lega Pro, but the last time they tasted Serie A football was 1992-93.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was also in the stands at Marassi, watching his former club.

The promotion play-offs will be between Hellas Verona, Sassuolo, Varese and Sampdoria.

Sampdoria 1-3 Pescara

Scorers: Caprari 18, 61 (P), Immobile 29 (P), Juan Antonio 83 (S)

Missed penalty: Pozzi 45 (S)

Serie B table: Torino 82, Pescara 80, Verona and Sassuolo 77, Varese 68, Sampdoria 67, Padova 63, Brescia and Juve Stabia 57, Reggina 55, Modena 51, Crotone and Grosseto 49, Cittadella 48, Bari 47, Ascoli 46, Livorno 45, Empoli 44, Vicenza 41, Nocerina 40, Gubbio 32, Albinoleffe 29

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