Lecce 1-1 Cremonese: Honours even at Via Del Mare

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Lecce were helde ach other to a 1-1 draw by USC on Sunday at Via Del Mare. Lecce were looking to pick up points after winning last match. USC had lost their previous match against Lazio. Lecce are currently 13th with 7 points from 8 matches, while USC sit in 19th, with 3 points from 8.

USC started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Daniel Ciofani found the net, 19 minutes in. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Gabriel Strefezza equalised for Lecce just before half-time, ending the first half 1-1. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Substitutions for Lecce included Assan Ceesay, Giuseppe Pezzella, Alexis Blin, Kristijan Bistrovic and Federico Di Francesco for Lorenzo Colombo, Antonino Gallo, Kristoffer Askildsen, Joan Gonzalez and Gabriel Strefezza, respectively. USC brought on Cyriel Dessers, Soualiho Meite, Giacomo Quagliata, Felix Afena-Gyan and Cristian Buonaiuto, to replace Daniel Ciofani, Santiago Ascacibar, Emanuele Valeri, David Okereke and Luca Zanimacchia.

There were bookings for Wladimiro Falcone, Kristoffer Askildsen and Giuseppe Pezzella from Lecce. For USC, David Okereke saw yellow.

Lecce will next play Roma away, with USC facing Napoli at home.

Technical card:
Lecce:Wladimiro Falcone, Valentin Gendrey, Marin Pongracic, Federico Baschirotto, Antonino Gallo (Giuseppe Pezzella, min.60), Joan Gonzalez (Kristijan Bistrovic, min.70), Morten Hjulmand, Kristoffer Askildsen (Alexis Blin, min.70), Gabriel Strefezza (Federico Di Francesco, min.84), Lorenzo Colombo (Assan Ceesay, min.46) and Lameck Banda
Cremonese:Andrei Radu, Luka Lochoshvili, Emanuele Valeri (Giacomo Quagliata, min.74), Matteo Bianchetti, Leonardo Sernicola, Charles Pickel, Santiago Ascacibar (Soualiho Meite, min.65), Michele Castagnetti, David Okereke (Felix Afena-Gyan, min.74), Luca Zanimacchia (Cristian Buonaiuto, min.83) and Daniel Ciofani (Cyriel Dessers, min.65)
Stadium:Via Del Mare
Goals:Daniel Ciofani (0-1, min. 19) and Gabriel Strefezza (1-1, min. 42)