Inzaghi's Benevento seals promotion back into Serie A

Benevento finished last in its only previous Serie A campaign in 2017-18, having become the first team ever to win promotion in its Serie B debut season.

Benevento head coach Filippo Inzaghi (File Photo)   -  Getty Images

Filippo Inzaghi’s Benevento earned promotion back into Serie A by sealing the second-division title with seven games to spare and matching a Serie B record on Monday.

Benevento needed only one point to clinch but got all three in beating Juve Stabia 1-0 courtesy of a second-half goal from Marco Sau -- despite playing most of the game with 10 men.

The only club to previously clinch promotion so early was Ascoli in 1978.

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Benevento moved 24 points ahead of Crotone and Cittadella.

Benevento finished last in its only previous Serie A campaign in 2017-18, having become the first team ever to win promotion in its Serie B debut season.

Inzaghi, the former Juventus and AC Milan striker, is in his first season as Benevento coach.

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