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.