Varese’s 2-2 draw in the second leg proved enough to secure their Serie B status and relegate Novara to Lega Pro.
The first leg of the relegation play-out had put Varese in a commanding position, winning 2-0 away from home.
Pavoletti had scored both goals in that game and was again on target with a brace for Varese last night.
Gonzalez netted two for Novara to earn a draw, but it was not enough to keep them in Serie B.
It’s a remarkable story for Novara, who in 2011-12 played their first Serie A campaign in 55 years only to slide straight back into the third division two seasons later.
Novara go into Lega Pro with Padova, Reggina and Juve Stabia.
Varese 2-2 Novara (4-2 on agg)
Scorers: Pavoletti 6, 59 (V), Gonzalez 53, 54 (N)
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