Both sides were decimated by COVID cases, which had seen Salernitana forced to abandon their last two games due to quarantine orders. Despite nine absentees, Hellas still managed to beat Spezia on Thursday and gave Fabio Depaoli his debut.
However, Salernitana took the lead when Koray Gunter collided with Cedric Gondo and the referee somewhat controversially considered it to be a penalty. Milan Djuric slipped on the spot, but still managed to fire it into the net.
Salernitana threatened a second, Gondo’s towering header well saved by Ivor Pandur, while Zortea fired over after surprising defenders.
Grigoris Kastanos restored the visitors’ lead with a fantastic free kick into the near top corner, giving Pandur no chance.
The tension got to Ilic, who was shown a red card for saying something to the referee.
Verona 1-2 Salernitana
Djuric pen 29 (S), Lazovic 63 (V), Kastanos 70 (S)
Sent off: Ilic 89 (V)