Gyasi boosts Spezia survival hopes with late winner

by Agence France-Presse
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Milan, April 2, 2022 (AFP) - Emmanuel Gyasi pushed Spezia closer towards Serie A safety on Saturday with the last-gasp winner in a 1-0 success over Venezia which put his side well clear of the drop.

Gyasi bundled home the winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time after Niki Maenpaa pushed away Rey Manaj's shot to move Spezia up to 14th on 32 points.

Thiago Motta's side are 10 points ahead of third-from-bottom Genoa, at Verona on Monday, and Venezia who are at risk of dropping straight back to Serie B after promotion last season.

Later on Saturday Europe-chasing Lazio host Sassuolo with rivals for the Italy striker's spot Ciro Immobile and Gianluca Scamacca facing off.