Serie A: Lecce edge towards drop after bizarre own-goal winner

A bizarre Gabriel own-goal and a missed penalty may have condemned Lecce to relegation with a 2-1 loss at Genoa in a direct fight for Serie A survival.

Marco Mancosu atoned for an earlier penalty miss by scoring a second-half equaliser to Antonio Sanabria’s early strike. However, nine minutes from time, Filip Jagiello’s long-range strike bounced off the post and ricocheted in off Gabriel’s back.

Genoa, in 17th, moved four points ahead of Lecce in the first relegation spot with four games remaining.

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Spal were relegated after losing 2-1 against Brescia, who are themselves nine points from safety and looking likely to join them in Serie B.

Udinese lost 2-1 to Napoli to remain seven points above the drop zone after Matteo Politano scored a winner deep into injury time.

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