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Sunday May 6 2012
Relegation: Lecce-Genoa if...

It’s still wide open in the relegation tussle between Lecce and Genoa, so the final place in Serie B will only be decided in the last round by Lecce super-fan Fabrizio Miccoli.

Genoa need only a point to be safe from the drop, but failed to get it in today’s 2-0 defeat to Udinese.

The Rossoblu will welcome Palermo, led by Lecce super-fan Miccoli, in a game played behind closed doors due to the fan protests that stopped the Siena tie for 40 minutes.

Curiously, Sampdoria were also relegated to Serie B last year in a home game against Palermo.

“Destiny is strange, as we’re back in the same situation and we will play with the utmost passion on Sunday. Of course, I’ll give more than anyone else,” smiled Lecce native Miccoli.

Lecce can stay in the top flight if they beat Chievo and Palermo defeat Genoa.

This is because there is a three-point gap between the teams, but if they finish on level terms then the head-to-head record comes into play.

Their meetings were both draws, 0-0 and 2-2, so can only be decided by total goal difference.

Lecce have the advantage, as they are on -15 to Genoa’s -21.

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