Serie B champion Lecce beats Salernitana 2-1 for first win

September 16, 2022 GMT
Lecce's Kristoffer Askildsen, left, and Salernitana's Lassana Coulibaly vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Salernitana and Lecce, at the Arechi stadium in Salerno, Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP)
Lecce's Kristoffer Askildsen, left, and Salernitana's Lassana Coulibaly vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Salernitana and Lecce, at the Arechi stadium in Salerno, Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP)
Lecce's Kristoffer Askildsen, left, and Salernitana's Lassana Coulibaly vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Salernitana and Lecce, at the Arechi stadium in Salerno, Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP)
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Lecce's Kristoffer Askildsen, left, and Salernitana's Lassana Coulibaly vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Salernitana and Lecce, at the Arechi stadium in Salerno, Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP)
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Lecce's Kristoffer Askildsen, left, and Salernitana's Lassana Coulibaly vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Salernitana and Lecce, at the Arechi stadium in Salerno, Italy, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP)

ROME (AP) — Serie B champion Lecce won at Salernitana 2-1 on Friday for its first victory since returning to the top division.

Gabriel Strefezza scored the winner from beyond the area following a counterattack in the 83rd minute of the all-southern matchup.

Salernitana, coming off a 2-2 draw at Juventus, equalized when Lecce midfielder Joan Gonzàlez redirected a corner into his own net.

Gambia forward Assan Ceesay put Lecce ahead on a counterattack that he finished off by dribbling around the goalkeeper and slotting into an empty net from a sharp angle.

Salernitana remained 10th while Lecce moved up to 14th.

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