Serie B, news and results today, 27th matchday

Here is the news and results of the two advance matches of the 27th day of the championship

Michele Antonelli

Two back-and-forths open Serie B on Tuesday. At Del Duca, Dickmann’s masterpiece stops Castori’s Ascoli and gives Brescia and Maran a comeback point, after Pedro Mendes’ penalty. At the Mapei, Reggiana returned to scoring after two matches but failed to win against Sudtirol. Nesta’s team breaks the deadlock with Pieragnolo, but Odogwu’s flash secures the match at 1-1. From 8.30pm on the pitch Catanzaro-Bari, Sampdoria-Cremonese, Lecco-Como, Palermo-Ternana and Parma-Cosenza.


Under the rain at Mapei, the match lights up halfway through the first half with a good move from Nesta’s boys: Cigarini serves Portanova, the midfielder’s right-footed shot ends up on the post after Cagnano’s deflection. The Granata hold the field well and are the most dangerous even at the start of the second half: Pieragnolo’s cross from the left ends up at Pettinari’s feet after Poluzzi’s rebound, but the attacker doesn’t find the right shot from a good position. Around the hour mark, it is Pieragnolo who sends the 1-0 into the net: Blanco puts it in from the right and Girma’s shot ends up at the feet of the winger, who passes it from two steps. Sudtirol reacts as the minutes pass and grabs the equalizer just over a quarter of an hour from the ninetieth minute, after a series of rebounds in the penalty area. Davi crosses, Marcandalli clears the ball badly, Bardi saves from Casiraghi but can’t do anything about Odogwu’s deflection, which makes it 1-1. Valente’s move was rewarded, as he brought him onto the pitch at the start of the second half in place of Merkaj.


At Del Duca, the eleventh center of the championship from the usual Pedro Mendes gives Ascoli the lead. The Juventus striker makes no mistake from the spot and punctures Avella in the 35th minute, with the penalty conceded by Massimi after a VAR check due to a handball from Papetti. Maran’s team catches the wildcard just a breath away from half-time with a top-notch play from Dickmann, who starts with the ball at his feet from mid-field and from distance unloads a powerful and precise right-footed shot under the crossbar. Played like a playmaker and 1-1 in the archive. The script is the same at the start of the second half: the maneuvering and pressing of Castori’s team work, but the precision in the final meters is lacking. Not even the changes, on one side or the other, livened up the race. The hosts rise to 27 points, Brescia reach 35: in both cases, the draw moves little.