Serie A: Lecce vs Salernitana 2-0

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Lecce is making waves as an early surprise sensation in Serie A, notching their second victory in three league matches. Nikola Krstovic is quickly becoming a household name at the Stadio Via del Mare, as the Giallorossi triumphed 2-0 over Salernitana on a Sunday night.

Under the guidance of D’Aversa, Puglia’s team is flourishing, having taken the reins from Marco Baroni. Despite just three games into the season, Lecce remains undefeated, standing tall alongside the giants, mere months after narrowly securing Serie A survival in the 2022/23 season-long battle against relegation.

Following a stunning comeback 2-1 home win against Lazio, Lecce overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit to secure a thrilling 2-2 draw against Fiorentina at Artemio Franchi in their previous outing. Many believed that Salernitana’s visit to Via del Mare would be the end of the road for the Giallorossi.

However, Krstovic had different plans. The 23-year-old forward, who had previously equalized in Tuscany last weekend, opened the scoring tonight by heading in a beautiful cross from Valentin Gendrey in the 6th minute. Despite Krstovic’s heroics up front, the true savior for Lecce this evening was goalkeeper Wladimiro Falcone.

The Italian shot-stopper made a series of crucial saves, denying Antonio Candreva and Jovane Cabral, preserving Lecce’s lead. After enduring the relentless pressure, D’Aversa’s squad found a way to punish Salernitana for their missed opportunities. Gabriel Strefezza calmly converted an injury-time penalty, sending Paulo Sousa’s side home empty-handed.

As Lecce’s dream start continues to dazzle, Salernitana will be eager to secure their first Serie A victory of the 2023/24 season when they face Torino following the international break.

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