Inzaghi's Benevento promoted to Serie A
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Rome, June 29, 2020 (AFP) - Benevento, coached by former AC Milan and Juventus striker Filippo Inzaghi, secured promotion to Serie A on Monday for just the second time in their history with seven games to spare.

The southern Italian outfit edged out Juve Stabia 1-0 to move 24 points clear of third place, with the top two guaranteed promotion.

Inzaghi's men have only lost once in Serie B all season.

Benevento previously played in the top flight in the 2017-18 campaign, when they infamously set the record for most consecutive defeats to start a season in one of Europe's top five leagues, suffering 14 straight losses.

It was a run that was snapped when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli's injury-time header grabbed a dramatic draw with Milan.

Benevento were still relegated that term, but will now get a second crack at Serie A under World Cup winner Inzaghi.

Inzaghi's Benevento promoted to Serie A
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