Monza-Lecce 0-1: Falcone saves a penalty, Colombo scores it in the 101st minute. Salento safe

Monza-Lecce 0-1: Falcone saves a penalty, Colombo scores it in the 101st minute.  Salento safe

A penalty by Colombo in the eleventh minute of added time gives victory and salvation to Lecce, who impose themselves 1-0 in Monza. An incredible finish for the Salentini: 20' earlier in fact the goalkeeper had neutralized Gytkjaer's shot, again from the penalty spot. Guests better at the start: in the 16th minute Banda attacks and from the left serves an inviting ball towing for Strefezza, who however kicks weakly with his left foot from a good position finding the opposition of a defender. Overall, however, thanks to the hot day, lackluster teams and the first half ended without goals and with few emotions.


The first chance of the match for the Brianza players came in the 13th minute of the second half, when Caprari's free-kick went just wide. In the 27th minute, on the opposite side, Ceesay missed a sensational goal into an empty net after having jumped the goalkeeper: relative regret, an action in fact thwarted by the initial offside position. The match seems to be dragging wearily towards 0-0, but the first potential turning point arrives in the 35th minute. Pessina launches Colpani who enters the area and is run over by Baschirotto. The referee, after reviewing the Var, awards the penalty. The newly entered Gytkjaer appears from the penalty spot and, in his last career home match with the red and white shirt, gets hypnotized by a Falcone protagonist of a great diving intervention.

The unbelievable happens in the end. In the eighth of added time, Gytkjaer himself commits a hand ball in the area and the match director, also in this case after consulting with the Var, assigns the shot from eleven meters. Colombo assumes responsibility and makes no mistake, signing the goal that gives Lecce mathematical salvation.

Monza-Lecce 0-1 (0-0)
Monza (3-4-2-1):
Di Gregorio, Marlon, Pablo Marì, Izzo (31' st Colpani), Ciurria, Pessina, Rovella (1' st Birindelli), Carlos Augusto, Caprari (16' st Vignato), Mota Carvalho (16' st Gytkjaer), Petagna ( 1st Senses). All. Palladino
Lecce (4-3-3): Falcon; Gendrey, Baschirotto, Umtiti, Gallo; Askildsen (19' st Hjulmand), Blin, Oudin (30' st Maleh); Strefezza (19' st Di Francesco), Ceesay (41' st Colombo), Banda (41' st Pezzella). Coach: Barons 6.5.
Referee: Duties of Rome
Networks: in st 45'st+11 Colombo (rig)
Ammonite yourself: in the st Sensi, Birindelli (M), Banda, Baschirotto and Hjulmand (L) for foul play Expelled: in the st Donati (M) for protests Corners: 1-3
Recovery: 2' and 8'
Note: 15,039 spectators for a collection of 308.166.46 euros

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