Serie B: Cittadella one step from history

Cittadella are on the verge of a historic promotion to Serie A after taking a 2-0 lead in their two-legged playoff with Verona.

Davide Diaw scored either side of half-time to leave Cittadella in a strong position ahead of Sunday’s second leg.

The Venetian club were only founded in 1973 and have never played in the top tier of Italian football.

A 2-0 scoreline may not usually be that safe, but there is no extra time or away-goals rule in the Serie B playoffs.

On the other hand, Verona will win promotion if both sides are tied after 180 minutes due to their superior League placing.

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