The race for Serie A: Grosseto take a big lead over Livorno; Nip-tuck between Empoli & Brescia

Grosseto 2 – Livorno 0 (Serie A/B Play-Off, June 7, 2009) The deadlock was eventually broken on 68 minutes when Freddi nodded in a corner at the back post to give Grosseto the lead. Abruzzese scored Grosseto’s second by meeting a Cordova corner kick.

Empoli 1 – Brescia 1 (Serie A/B Play-Off, June 7, 2009) Within six minutes Empoli had broken the deadlock, Vinci found space down the right and Flachi knocked down his cross with Lodi eventually turning home the opener. Brescia equalised after 24 minutes when Caracciolo nodded a cross down for Baronio to crash in right-footed shot on the bounce.