After 19 years, the Venice Football Club has returned to the forefront of the Italian Football League.
On Sunday, the Venice team won the first game of the qualifying finals 1-0 at AS Cittadella. In the rematch on Thursday night, the visiting team took the lead and Venice was at a disadvantage in the 35th minute. Pasquale Mazoki got two yellow cards in one minute. In the end, Ricardo Boccalón equalized the score in the 93rd minute and the home team won with a 1-1 score.
The club was founded in 1907, after several reorganizations, it had spent 13 seasons on the front line before, and the last time it quit was in 2002. Since then, it has gone bankrupt many times and also experienced the fourth division, but in September 2015, it fell into the hands of a group of American investors. The new owner and former CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, Duncan Nidlauer, once again thrived for the team. Under the leadership of head coach Paul Zanetti, the team returned to Serie A with most of the local players.
Earlier, Empoli and Salernitana ensured their rise to the forefront, with Parma, Benevento and Crotone at the forefront.