2012–13 Serie B

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Serie B
Season 2012–13
Champions Sassuolo
Relegated Vicenza
Ascoli
Pro Vercelli
Grosseto
Matches played 451
Goals scored 1149 (2.55 per match)
Top goalscorer Daniele Cacia
(24 goals)
Biggest home win Brescia 5–0 Crotone
Sassuolo 5–0 Cesena
Biggest away win Spezia 0–6 Novara
Highest scoring Cittadella 2–6 Novara
Longest winning run 5 games
Livorno
Sassuolo
Longest unbeaten run 12 games
Livorno
Longest winless run 9 games
Empoli
Spezia
Longest losing run 6 games
Novara

The 2012–13 Serie B (known as the Serie bwin for sponsorship reasons) is the 81st season since its establishment in 1929. A total of 22 teams will contest the league: 15 of which returning from the 2011–12 season, 4 of which promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione, and three relegated from Serie A.

The league will feature three clubs relegated from Serie A: Novara returned to the second division after only a single season in the top flight, whereas Lecce and Cesena were relegated after a two-year stint.

Four teams were promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione, one of them returning to Serie B after a significant absence and one of them will play Serie B for the first time in their history, Pro Vercelli after 64 years, Ternana after 6 years, while Spezia will take part to Serie B after 4 years. The fourth promoted team, Virtus Lanciano will make debut in Serie B.

Grosseto and Lecce were provisionally, not yet enforceable, condemned to relegation to Lega Pro Prima Divisione, due to a large match fixing scandal involving Italian football; both clubs appealed the decision to the Italian Football Federation's Court of Justice, so the decision is on hold at the moment (Italian football justice is composed by three degrees of trial). In appeal, Grosseto was acquitted from all charges and readmitted to Serie B, whereas Lecce's relegation was confirmed. Lecce already announced its intention to appeal the decision at the TNAS (National Sports Arbitration Court, at the Italian Olympic Committee level), but not blocking the relegation being immediately enforceable.[1] On 23 August 2012, FIGC officially communicated that Vicenza were to replace Lecce, and there has been a possibility of extending the transfer window as regards Grosseto and Vicenza.[2]

Changes from last season[edit]

Team changes[edit]

From Serie B[edit]

Promoted to Serie A
Relegated to Lega Pro Prima Divisione

To Serie B[edit]

Relegated from Serie A
Promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione (Girone A)
Promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione (Girone B)

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2011–12 season
Ascoli Ascoli Piceno Cino e Lillo Del Duca 20,550 15th in the Serie B
Bari Bari San Nicola 58,270 13th in the Serie B
Brescia Brescia Mario Rigamonti 23,486 8th in the Serie B
Cesena Cesena Dino Manuzzi 23,860 20th in the Serie A
Cittadella Cittadella Pier Cesare Tombolato 7,623 16th in the Serie B
Crotone Crotone Ezio Scida 9,631 11th in the Serie B
Empoli Empoli Carlo Castellani 19,795 18th in the Serie B
Grosseto Grosseto Carlo Zecchini 9,909 14th in the Serie B
Juve Stabia Castellammare di Stabia Romeo Menti 7,642 9th in the Serie B
Livorno Livorno Armando Picchi 19,238 17th in the Serie B
Modena Modena Alberto Braglia 21,151 12th in the Serie B
Novara Novara Silvio Piola 17,875 19th in the Serie A
Padova Padua Euganeo 18,060 7th in the Serie B
Pro Vercelli Vercelli Silvio Piola 8,000 The Prima Divisione/A play-off winners
Reggina Reggio Calabria Oreste Granillo 27,454 10th in the Serie B
Sassuolo Sassuolo
(playing in Modena)
Alberto Braglia 21,151 3rd in the Serie B
Spezia La Spezia Alberto Picco 10,000 The Prima Divisione/B Champions
Ternana Terni Libero Liberati 22,000 The Prima Divisione/A Champions
Varese Varese Franco Ossola 8,213 5th in Serie B
Verona Verona Marc'Antonio Bentegodi 38,402 4th in the Serie B
Vicenza Vicenza Romeo Menti 12,200 19th in the Serie B
Virtus Lanciano Lanciano Guido Biondi 5,553 The Prima Divisione/B play-off winners

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Reggina Breda, RobertoRoberto Breda End of contract 30 June 2012 Before the start
of the season
Dionigi, DavideDavide Dionigi 3 July 2012[3]
Cesena Beretta, MarioMario Beretta End of contract 30 June 2012 Campedelli, NicolaNicola Campedelli 1 July 2012[4]
Sassuolo Pea, FulvioFulvio Pea End of contract 30 June 2012 Di Francesco, EusebioEusebio Di Francesco 1 July 2012[5]
Varese Maran, RolandoRolando Maran Signed by Catania 30 June 2012 Castori, FabrizioFabrizio Castori 1 July 2012[6]
Empoli Aglietti, AlfredoAlfredo Aglietti End of contract 30 June 2012 Sarri, MaurizioMaurizio Sarri 1 July 2012[7]
Modena Bergodi, CristianoCristiano Bergodi End of contract 30 June 2012 Marcolin, DarioDario Marcolin 12 July 2012[8]
Padova Dal Canto, AlessandroAlessandro Dal Canto End of contract 30 June 2012 Pea, FulvioFulvio Pea 1 July 2012[9]
Grosseto Statuto, FrancescoFrancesco Statuto End of caretaker spell 30 June 2012 Moriero, FrancescoFrancesco Moriero 1 July 2012[10]
Cesena Campedelli, NicolaNicola Campedelli Sacked 10 September 2012[11] 21st Bisoli, PierpaoloPierpaolo Bisoli 11 September 2012[11]
Grosseto Moriero, FrancescoFrancesco Moriero Sacked 1 October 2012[12] 20th Somma, MarioMario Somma 1 October 2012[12]
Pro Vercelli Braghin, MaurizioMaurizio Braghin Sacked 15 October 2012[13] 18th Camolese, GiancarloGiancarlo Camolese 15 October 2012[13]
Novara Tesser, AttilioAttilio Tesser Sacked 31 October 2012[14] 20th Gattuso, GiacomoGiacomo Gattuso 31 October 2012[14]
Novara Gattuso, GiacomoGiacomo Gattuso Sacked 18 November 2012[15] 21st Aglietti, AlfredoAlfredo Aglietti 18 November 2012[15]
Grosseto Somma, MarioMario Somma Sacked 18 November 2012[16] 22nd Magrini, LambertoLamberto Magrini 19 November 2012[17]
Padova Pea, FulvioFulvio Pea Sacked 17 December 2012[18] 5th Colomba, FrancoFranco Colomba 17 December 2012[18]
Grosseto Magrini, LambertoLamberto Magrini Sacked 18 December 2012[19] 22nd Menichini, LeonardoLeonardo Menichini 18 December 2012[19]
Pro Vercelli Camolese, GiancarloGiancarlo Camolese Sacked 3 January 2013[20] 21th[clarification needed] Braghin, MaurizioMaurizio Braghin 3 January 2013[20]
Spezia Serena, MicheleMichele Serena Sacked 4 January 2013[21] 12th Atzori, GianlucaGianluca Atzori 4 January 2013[21]
Vicenza Breda, RobertoRoberto Breda Sacked 28 January 2013[22] 20th Dal Canto, AlessandroAlessandro Dal Canto 28 January 2013[22]
Grosseto Menichini, LeonardoLeonardo Menichini Sacked 10 February 2013[23] 22nd Moriero, FrancescoFrancesco Moriero 11 February 2013[24]
Spezia Atzori, GianlucaGianluca Atzori Sacked 23 February 2013[25] 13th Cagni, LuigiLuigi Cagni 23 February 2013[25]
Ascoli Silva, MassimoMassimo Silva Sacked 20 March 2013[26] 16th Pergolizzi, RosarioRosario Pergolizzi 20 March 2013[26]
Modena Marcolin, DarioDario Marcolin Sacked 20 March 2013[27] 12th Novellino, WalterWalter Novellino 20 March 2013[27]
Padova Colomba, FrancoFranco Colomba Sacked 20 March 2013[28] 8th Pea, FulvioFulvio Pea 20 March 2013[28]
Ascoli Pergolizzi, RosarioRosario Pergolizzi Sacked 13 April 2013[29] 19th Silva, MassimoMassimo Silva 13 April 2013[29]
Varese Castori, FabrizioFabrizio Castori Sacked 17 April 2013[30] 7th Agostinelli, AndreaAndrea Agostinelli 17 April 2013[30]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Sassuolo (C) 42 25 10 7 78 40 +38 85 Promotion to 2013–14 Serie A
2 Verona (P) 42 23 13 6 67 32 +35 82
3 Livorno (P) 42 23 11 8 77 47 +30 80 Qualification to promotion Playoffs
4 Empoli 42 20 13 9 69 51 +18 73
5 Novara 42 19 10 13 73 46 +27 643
6 Brescia 42 15 17 10 58 50 +8 62
7 Varese 42 16 13 13 55 53 +2 601
8 Modena 42 15 12 15 52 51 +1 552
9 Ternana 42 12 17 13 37 38 −1 53 TER: 11pts
BAR: 10pts
PAD: 8pts
CRO: 2pts
10 Bari 42 16 12 14 55 47 +8 534
11 Padova 42 12 17 13 47 51 −4 53
12 Crotone 42 14 13 15 45 56 −11 536
13 Spezia 42 12 15 15 52 58 −6 51
14 Cesena 42 12 14 16 46 58 −12 50 CES: 8pts
CIT: 5pts
JST: 2pts
15 Cittadella 42 12 14 16 48 61 −13 50
16 Juve Stabia 42 12 14 16 54 65 −11 50
17 Reggina 42 12 15 15 42 51 −9 492
18 Virtus Lanciano 42 9 21 12 50 60 −10 487
19 Vicenza (R) 42 10 12 20 41 58 −17 42 Relegation to 2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione
20 Ascoli (R) 42 11 9 22 48 67 −19 411
21 Pro Vercelli (R) 42 8 9 25 37 67 −30 33
22 Grosseto (R) 42 7 13 22 44 72 −28 285

Updated to games played on 19 May 2013.
Source: Serie B
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1.^ Ascoli and Varese were deducted 1 point due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.
2.^ Modena and Reggina were deducted 2 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.
3.^ Novara was deducted 3 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.
4.^ Bari was deducted 7 points: 2 points due to financial irregularities and 5 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.
5.^ Grosseto was deducted 6 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.
6.^ Crotone was deducted 2 points due to financial irregularities.
7.^ No relegation playoffs will be held as Virtus Lanciano is more than 4 points clear of 4th-last place.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Promotion Playoffs[edit]

The higher placed team plays the second leg of the promotion playoff at home. If scores are tied after both games in the semifinals the higher placed team progresses to the final. The same conditions apply to the final except for there being extra time played if scores are tied after both games, the higher placed team will be promoted if scores are still level at the end of this period.

  Semifinals Two-legged Final
                         
3  Livorno 1 1 2  
6  Brescia 1 1 2  
    3  Livorno 1 1 2
  4  Empoli 1 0 1
4  Empoli 1 4 5
5  Novara 1 1 2  

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ASC BAR BRE CES CIT CRO EMP GRO JST LIV MOD NOV PAD PVE REG SAS SPE TER VAR VER VIC VLN
Ascoli 1–3 2–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–4 1–4 2–3 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 2–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–5 0–0 1–1
Bari 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 3–0 2–1 0–1 3–3 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 4–3
Brescia 3–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 5–0 0–3 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–0
Cesena 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–3 3–2 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–1
Cittadella 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 2–6 3–3 3–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0
Crotone 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 3–3 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 3–3 1–0 0–0
Empoli 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 5–0 2–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2
Grosseto 2–1 4–3 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–2
Juve Stabia 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–0 2–4 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 2–1
Livorno 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 4–2 4–0 2–2 1–2 1–3 3–2 2–0 3–3 3–2 1–5 2–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0
Modena 1–1 0–0 1–2 4–0 3–3 3–0 2–3 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–2
Novara 1–0 0–1 4–2 0–1 0–1 5–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1
Padova 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–3 0–1 3–2 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1
Pro Vercelli 3–1 2–1 2–3 1–3 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–4 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–2
Reggina 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1
Sassuolo 1–0 2–1 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–2 0–0 4–0 1–1 0–0 2–0
Spezia 4–3 3–2 3–1 1–0 0–3 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–3 1–2 1–1 0–6 2–3 1–3 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1
Ternana 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–0 1–3 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–2
Varese 2–0 2–2 3–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 3–0 2–0 3–0 3–4 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–2
Verona 3–1 1–0 4–2 1–1 0–0 3–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–0
Vicenza 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 0–0 1–5 2–1 1–2 3–3 3–3 2–1 0–2 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–1
Virtus Lanciano 1–1 0–3 0–2 3–3 3–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–0

Updated to games played on 18 May 2013.
Source: Serie B
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 13 May 2013.
24 goals
22 goals
21 goals
20 goals
19 goals
18 goals
17 goals
16 goals
15 goals

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