Brescia wins promotion to Serie A

Brescia will play in the Serie A next season after beating

Torino 2-1 in the second leg of the Italian second division playoff

final.

Brescia, which played out a scoreless draw in Turin last

Wednesday, took a 34th minute lead Sunday through Davide Possanzini

before strike partner Andrea Caracciolo made it 2-0 from the

penalty spot in the 67th.

Torino had defender Danilo D’Ambrosio sent off two minutes

later, but still managed to pull a goal back through substitute

Rachid Arma in the 86th. It was reduced to nine men in the fourth

minute of added time after Apimah Barusso was shown a red card.

Brescia, back after a five-year absence, will join Lecce and

Cesena in Italy’s top flight next season.