Salernitana climbed to the top of Serie B with an away win over Cosenza last night, as the home side went from 12 to 10 men in only a few minutes.
Gennaro Tutino scored the only goal in the match after 50 minutes and sealed an important win for the Campani.
After going down 0-1, Cosenza coach Roberto Occhiuzzi decided to make three changes and Adrian Petre, Ishan Sacko and Abou Ba came on to replace Luca Bittante, Mirko Bruccini and Mirko Carretta for the home side.
But Bruccini didn’t realise he had been replaced and remained on the pitch. The referee didn’t notice either and the match wen on with 12 against 11 for a few minutes.
The Salernitana bench made the match official aware and Ba was booked in the 78th minute, two minutes after having entered for Bruccini, as he didn’t wait for his teammate to leave the pitch.
Three minutes later, Ba was handed a second yellow for a foul and Cosenza went from 12 to 10 in only five minutes.
Cosenza 0-1 Salernitana
Tutino 50 (S)
Red card: Ba 81 (C)
Cosenza (3-4-1-2): Falcone; Tritiello, Idda, Legittimo; Brittante (Petre 76), Bruccini (Ba 76), Sciaudone, Vera (Corsi 62); Bahlouli (Kone 85); Carretta (Sacko 76), Baez
Salernitana (3-1-4-2): Belec; Bogdan, Gyomber, Mantovani; Di Tacchio; Kupisz, Dziczek (Schiavone 62), Anderson (Capezzi 73), Casasola; Duric (Cicerelli 86), Tutino (Gondo 85)