Frosinone beats Palermo 2-0 to win promotion back to Serie A

FROSINONE, Italy (AP) Frosinone beat Palermo 2-0 in a playoff to earn promotion back into Serie A on Saturday after a two-year absence.

Raffaele Maiello scored early in the first half and Camillo Ciano sealed it in added time by finishing off a counterattack.

Frosinone, which is south of Rome, advanced on 3-2 aggregate after Palermo won the first leg of the Serie B playoff final 2-1.

Frosinone joins Serie B champion Empoli and second-place Parma – which each earned direct promotion – in the top flight.

In its only previous season in Serie A, Frosinone finished 19th out of 20 clubs in 2016.

Frosinone opened its Benito Stirpe Stadium this season more than 40 years after construction began, including 30 years of inactivity.