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Saturday June 11 2011
Serie B: Piacenza relegated

Piacenza were relegated to Lega Pro for the first time in 20 years after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Albinoleffe.

The sides were all square from the first leg and it looked as if Albinoleffe had it made when they went 2-0 up by half-time.

Girasole completed a well-worked free kick to open the scoring, then Grossi's left-foot strike doubled their advantage.

Piacenza fought back admirably after the break when Cacia both earned and converted a penalty.

Graffiedi completed the comeback by pouncing on a defensive error to make it 2-2.

However, away goals do not count in the Serie B play-offs, so with everything square after two legs it went down to the team with the superior record during the season.

Albinoleffe finished higher up the table, so they remain in Serie B and Piacenza go down to Lega Pro after two decades.

Albinoleffe 2-2 Piacenza

Scorers: Girasole 10 (A), Grossi 34 (A), Cacia pen 49 (P), Graffiedi 77 (P)

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