When Juventus claimed a 1-0 win at the Stadio Via del Mare in early January, Lecce looked certain relegation candidates. The Salentini had collected just nine points and sat nine from safety with 17 rounds played. Three points behind both Novara and Cesena, their subsequent win at Fiorentina turned the campaign around. As it stands, Lecce have 25 points, eight ahead of Novara and four from salvation.
Suffering just one defeat since J...More
Lecce midfielder Gennaro Delvecchio believes the 0-0 draw between the Salentini and Atalanta was a fair result.
Atalanta created the better chances in Bergamo and hit the woodwork twice during the first half, but were unable to find a way past Lecce.
Delvecchio told reporters after the match Lecce deserved a share of the spoils: “To leave Bergamo with a point is a good result. In the first half we risked conceding thanks to our errors...More
Although the first half of the season is not yet complete, the Serie A table already reveals three clear relegation candidates. Lecce (nine), Cesena and Novara (twelve) are at least six points from safety and risk making the task of survival even harder should their form not change for the better in upcoming weeks.
Despite enjoying just two wins each, Lecce and Novara have shown some ability to find the back of the net. With 17 goal...More
Lecce midfielder Manuel Giandonato hopes to return to action within a month following knee surgery.
On loan from Juventus, Giandonato was injured during the loss to Lazio on December 10th. The Abruzzo native underwent arthroscopic surgery yesterday and told TuttoJuve.com he hopes to make a quick recovery.
“The operation went very well. I am still at the clinic, but I have made the first step back to recovery and hope to return soon. I...More
Following Lecce's 4-2 defeat to Napoli over the weekend, the club has announced, through their website, that Eusebio Di Francesco has been sacked and Serse Cosmi will take over as the new coach.
Di Francesco's Lecce suffered their third consecutive defeat in the league this weekend and this was enough for officials to decide that a change in coach was necessary. Di Francesco took over at the start of this season, but only managed to la...More
Lecce coach Eusebio Di Francesco will return to the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday for the first time as a manager. Di Francesco played for Roma from 1997 to 2001 and even won a Serie A title with the Giallorossi.
Speaking to Corriere dello Sport, the former Roma midfielder delcared: "Returning to the Olimpico as a coach is a good feeling, I have wonderful memories."
Di Francesco also spoke about his sides previous fixture at Cesena whe...More
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