Tuesday 27 October
Ancona 2-1 Piacenza
Ancona go top of Serie B after a 2-1 victory over nine-man Piacenza in this rescheduled Week 9 match. Andrea De Falco smacked the crossbar from distance early on and Christian Puggioni parried several shots before Pasquale Schiattarella was at full stretch to meet Lucian Zavagno's free kick and put the home side in front. Salvatore Mastronunzio, De Falco and Andrea Milani all tested the goalkeeper and things got worse for Piacenza when Angelo Iorio was sent off for an elbow. Puggioni also saw red by rushing out to close down Mastronunzio, leading to an inevitable penalty and defender Stefano Avogadri taking the gloves as all the substitutions had been completed, but Piacenza incredibly got back into the game when Radja Nainggolan got the final touch from close range.
Lecce 3-2 Reggina
Reggina coach Ivo Iaconi made his debut after Walter Novellino's dismissal, but couldn't stop a run of four consecutive defeats in a dramatic finale. Both these teams were relegated from Serie A in the summer, but so far failed to look like returning any time soon. The game got off to a bad start too, as after 90 seconds the floodlights failed and only came back on 17 minutes later. Lecce's distracted defence led to Raffaele Schiavi bringing down Simone Rizzato for Emiliano Bonazzoli's penalty, but after Mariano Angelo's blockbuster from midfield was pushed out for a corner, Guido Marilungo equalised with an angled drive. In the second half Edimo Edinho's shot was parried into the path of Marilungo, but the Under-21 international was unable to convert the chance, then Emanuele Terranova's goalline clearance denied Rizzato an equaliser. It was a warning, as Reggina took the lead through Biagio Pagano's daisy-cutter that squirmed through a sea of legs. However, there was a dramatic finale ahead. Substitute Allan Baclet got Lecce back on level terms with a fierce drive from the edge of the box and Carlos Valdez received a second booking until in stoppages Baclet unleashed a rocket from 20 metres to turn the game around completely.
Brescia 0-1 Gallipoli
Brescia were stunned by one of the most surprising results of the season, as little Gallipoli grabbed their second win of the campaign. The Rondinelle were hoping to push up to the promotion spots, but instead fell to their first defeat under new coach Beppe Iachini. Christian Sosa scored the only goal after 68 minutes by pouncing on a defensive error. Francesco Flachi went closest to equalising, but was denied by the upright and Brescia were jeered off the field.
Empoli 1-1 Triestina
Empoli drop their first points at the Stadio Castellani after five consecutive home wins. Citadin Eder's header had put them on the right track, but after the break Luca Siligardi earned Triestina a point with his angled drive. The visitors then clammed up to protect the point despite Andrea Cossu's stoppage-time dismissal.