NEWS
Wednesday May 29 2019
Serie B: Palermo avoid relegation

Palermo have partially won an appeal against their demotion to Serie C, as they are ‘only’ docked 20 points for financial irregularities and therefore stay in Serie B.

They had originally been demoted to last place and therefore relegated.

This means that the Rosanero, who had been due to take part in the promotion play-offs before the court case, have enough points under their belt to stay in Serie B next season.

They did have 63 points during the regular 2018-19 season, so go down to 43 points and are mid-table.

It also has a knock-on effect, as Foggia now go down to Serie C with Padova and Carpi.

The relegation playout, which another ruling this week stated would have to go ahead after all, will be between Salernitana and Venezia.

Palermo won their appeal, as the new owners have injected capital into the club coffers, having taken over from predecessor Maurizio Zamparini.

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