Carl Valeri’s dream of moving into Serie A football is edging closer to becoming a reality as the Serie B season draws to a close.
Carl Valeri-s dream of moving into Serie A football is edging closer to becoming a reality as the Serie B season draws to a close.
His club Sassuolo defeated Crotone 2-0 at the weekend, and are now a chance of gaining automatic promotion into Italy-s top league, sitting third with four games to play.
Only Torino (76) and US Pescoro (74) sit above them with Sassuolo on 73 points.
Their run home is fairly cruisy though, next they take on relegation-threatened Livorno, which is followed ion May 15 with a huge clash against ladder leading Torino, before a final two games against mid table sides Reggina and Juve Stabia.
Still on the continent and Scott Chipperfield-s FC Basel are celebrating their third successive championship, Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow) eyes a UEFA Champions League qualifying spot, while James Holland (Austria Vienna) hopes to nail a Europa League berth.
Meanwhile, Brett Holman played his final match in the Netherlands before making his off-season move to Aston Villa.
His club AZ Alkmaar recorded a 1-0 home win over FC Groningen with Holman being replaced in the 73rd minute.
Also in Holland, Jason Davidson (Heracles), Tommy Oar, Adam Sarota and Michael Zullo (Utrecht) have retained their Eredivise status but finished disappointingly this year.
In Germany, Nikita Rukavytsya's Hertha Berlin face a nervous fight for their spot in the Bundesliga, qualifying for the promotion-relegation play-off against third-placed 2. Bundesliga club, either Paderborn, St. Pauli or Robbie Kruse's Fortuna Dusseldorf.
While Mitchell Langerak is still celebrating Borussia Dortmund's title win, Matthew Leckie's Monchengladbach have qualified for the UEFA Cup.