Apr 25, 2016 at 6pm UK at ​Stadio Alberto Braglia
CarpiCarpi
1-0
Empoli
Lasagna (85')
Crimi (21'), Lollo (30'), Bianco (79')
Lollo (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Cosic (18'), Zambelli (46'), Saponara (65')
Mchedlidze (25')

Result: Late winner boosts Carpi survival hopes

Kevin Lasagna scores an 85th-minute winner as Carpi see off Empoli in Serie A.

A late winner from Kevin Lasagna has helped Carpi to a 1-0 victory over Empoli and boosted their chances of avoiding the drop to Serie B.

Kevin Lasagna of Carpi scores the opening goal during the Serie A match against Empoli on April 25, 2016© Getty Images

The hosts, who started the evening outside the bottom three only on goal difference, made a lively start to the match and almost took the lead inside eight minutes when Jerry Mbakogu's looping header was saved by Alberto Pelagotti.

Empoli were dealt a blow in the 25th minute when Levan Mchedlidze was shown a straight red card for violent conduct, poleaxing Marco Crimi with a heavy challenge that left the opposing player needing treatment.

More controversy followed as Carpi coach Fabrizio Castori was given his marching orders in the wake of the incident for entering the field of play in an attempt to confront the Empoli players.

The home side almost made their numerical advantage count in the 67th minute when Simone Romagnoli's right-footed drive came back off the crossbar, while Manuel Pucciarell came close for the visitors at the other end moments later.

Further chances fell both ways, but it was Carpi who dug deepest to snatch a winner in the 85th minute. Lorenzo Pasciuti played a dangerous ball into the box and Lasagna was on hand to turn it in from close range.

Both sides finished the match with 10 men as Lorenzo Lollo was sent off in the 90th minute after collecting a second yellow card, but his dismissal had no impact on the outcome of the match.

The win sees Carpi open up a three-point gap in the table between themselves and 18th-placed Palermo, who have a vastly inferior goal difference. The result also relegated bottom club Hellas Verona, despite their shock 2-1 win over AC Milan this evening.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Empoli362110578443473
2Palermo371615653332063
3Parma371891051341763
4FrosinoneFrosinone361614657391862
5Perugia361691159461357
6VeneziaVenezia371415848361257
7BariBari371512105245757
8Cittadella371510125144755
9Foggia CalcioFoggia37149145960-151
10CarpiCarpi371213123142-1149
11Spezia CalcioSpezia Calcio361114113736147
12Brescia371113133642-646
13Salernitana37917114552-744
14Cremonese37819104142-143
15Novara371010173847-940
16Avellino37913154556-1140
17Virtus EntellaVirtus Entella37913153950-1140
18Cesena37815145160-939
19Pescara36912154360-1739
20AscoliAscoli37109183556-2139
21Ternana36616145563-834
22Pro VercelliPro Vercelli37713174360-1734

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