Saturday, 6 June 2009

Serie B - Play-out: Advantage Rimini

Ancona 1-1 RiminiAncona kept hopes of their Serie B survival alive by snatching a late equaliser at home to Rimini in the first leg of the relegation play-out final.

The two sides go head-to-head in the hope of avoiding the same fate as already relegated Treviso, Avellino and Pisa face in Lega Pro 1 next season.

It didn't take long for Rimini to find a way through at the Stadio del Conero, as Biagio Pagano sprung the offside trap to drill a shot past Da Costa after just 15 minutes on the clock.

Ancona fought back with a Matias Miramontes free kick, while Emilio Docente had two counter-attacks go awry for the visitors.

The home side seemed done for but with three minutes to go, Salvatore Mastronunzio snatched a potentially decisive equaliser ahead of the second leg at the Stadio Romeo Neri on June 13.

In the event that the play-out final tie ends in an aggregate draw, the winner will be the highest positioned team in the league - 18th-placed Rimini. There is no away-goals rule, extra-time or penalties.

[Ancona 1-1 Rimini] - [Rimini 0-1 Ancona]

Source: C4 Football Italia

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