Serie A race to avoid relegation goes down to the wire

by | May 8, 2022 19:21

The fight to avoid relegation is going down to the wire, as with two rounds to go, none of the bottom six teams are safe or doomed.

Cagliari’s 99th-minute equaliser against Salernitana this evening threw everything into the air and left immense uncertainty in the closing stages.

Venezia also beat Bologna 4-3, meaning they too are not mathematically relegated yet.

Now Sampdoria and Spezia only need two points to secure their safety, but also have a very difficult run-in, as the Blucerchiati face Fiorentina and Inter, while Spezia have Udinese and Napoli.

Salernitana are one point clear of the drop zone and their remaining fixtures are against Empoli and Udinese.

Cagliari need to host Scudetto-chasing Inter and play the final match away to Venezia.

Genoa visit Napoli and welcome Bologna, while Venezia are away to Roma and have the final head-to-head with Cagliari.

In Serie A, if two teams are level on points, it is head-to-head record that decides who finishes higher up the standings.

If both the points and goals are level in the head-to-head, then it goes to overall goal difference.

Serie A standings:

Sampdoria 33

Spezia 33

Salernitana 30

Cagliari 29

Genoa 28

Venezia 25

1 Comment

  1. David

    Would be a great achievement for Spezia to stay up again. Tough at the bottom this year.

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