Filippo Inzaghi's Benevento promoted to Serie A

Filippo Inzaghi Benevento Calcio coach celebrates the promotion in Serie A at the final wistle of the serie B match between Benevento Calcio and SS Juve Stabia at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on June 29, 2020 in Benevento, Italy.
Filippo Inzaghi Benevento Calcio coach celebrates the promotion in Serie A at the final wistle of the serie B match between Benevento Calcio and SS Juve Stabia at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on June 29, 2020 in Benevento, Italy.
Francesco Pecoraro

Benevento, coached by former AC Milan and Juventus striker Filippo Inzaghi, secured promotion to Serie A on Monday for just the second time in their history with seven games to spare.

The southern Italian outfit edged out Juve Stabia 1-0 to move 24 points clear of third place, with the top two guaranteed promotion.

Inzaghi's men have only lost once in Serie B all season.

Benevento previously played in the top flight in the 2017-18 campaign, when they infamously set the record for most consecutive defeats to start a season in one of Europe's top five leagues, suffering 14 straight losses.

It was a run that was snapped when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli's injury-time header grabbed a dramatic draw with Milan.

Benevento were still relegated that term, but will now get a second crack at Serie A under World Cup winner Inzaghi.

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