2012–13 Serie B


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: 16 of which returning from the 2011–12 season, 4 of which promoted from Lega Pro Prima Divisione, and two relegated from Serie A. Puma replaced Nike as manufacturer of the official Serie B match ball, a relationship that continues today.

Serie B
Season2012–13
ChampionsSassuolo (1st title)
PromotedSassuolo
Verona
Livorno (by Play-off)
RelegatedVicenza
Ascoli
Pro Vercelli
Grosseto
Matches played451
Goals scored1,149 (2.55 per match)
Top goalscorerDaniele Cacia
(24 goals)
Biggest home winBrescia 5–0 Crotone
Sassuolo 5–0 Cesena
Biggest away winSpezia 0–6 Novara
Highest scoringCittadella 2–6 Novara
Longest winning run5 games
Livorno
Sassuolo
Longest unbeaten run12 games
Livorno
Longest winless run9 games
Empoli
Spezia
Longest losing run6 games
Novara

The league featured two clubs relegated from Serie A: Novara returned to the second division after only a single season in the top flight, whereas 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. 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


Team changes

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

Teams


Stadia and locations

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

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
RegginaRoberto BredaEnd of contract30 June 2012Before the start
of the season
Davide Dionigi3 July 2012[3]
CesenaMario BerettaEnd of contract30 June 2012Nicola Campedelli1 July 2012[4]
SassuoloFulvio PeaEnd of contract30 June 2012Eusebio Di Francesco1 July 2012[5]
VareseRolando MaranSigned by Catania30 June 2012Fabrizio Castori1 July 2012[6]
EmpoliAlfredo AgliettiEnd of contract30 June 2012Maurizio Sarri1 July 2012[7]
ModenaCristiano BergodiEnd of contract30 June 2012Dario Marcolin12 July 2012[8]
PadovaAlessandro Dal CantoEnd of contract30 June 2012Fulvio Pea1 July 2012[9]
GrossetoFrancesco StatutoEnd of caretaker spell30 June 2012Francesco Moriero1 July 2012[10]
CesenaNicola CampedelliSacked10 September 2012[11]21stPierpaolo Bisoli11 September 2012[11]
GrossetoFrancesco MorieroSacked1 October 2012[12]20thMario Somma1 October 2012[12]
Pro VercelliMaurizio BraghinSacked15 October 2012[13]18thGiancarlo Camolese15 October 2012[13]
NovaraAttilio TesserSacked31 October 2012[14]20thGiacomo Gattuso31 October 2012[14]
NovaraGiacomo GattusoSacked18 November 2012[15]21stAlfredo Aglietti18 November 2012[15]
GrossetoMario SommaSacked18 November 2012[16]22ndLamberto Magrini19 November 2012[17]
PadovaFulvio PeaSacked17 December 2012[18]5thFranco Colomba17 December 2012[18]
GrossetoLamberto MagriniSacked18 December 2012[19]22ndLeonardo Menichini18 December 2012[19]
Pro VercelliGiancarlo CamoleseSacked3 January 2013[20]21stMaurizio Braghin3 January 2013[20]
SpeziaMichele SerenaSacked4 January 2013[21]12thGianluca Atzori4 January 2013[21]
VicenzaRoberto BredaSacked28 January 2013[22]20thAlessandro Dal Canto28 January 2013[22]
GrossetoLeonardo MenichiniSacked10 February 2013[23]22ndFrancesco Moriero11 February 2013[24]
SpeziaGianluca AtzoriSacked23 February 2013[25]13thLuigi Cagni23 February 2013[25]
AscoliMassimo SilvaSacked20 March 2013[26]16thRosario Pergolizzi20 March 2013[26]
ModenaDario MarcolinSacked20 March 2013[27]12thWalter Novellino20 March 2013[27]
PadovaFranco ColombaSacked20 March 2013[28]8thFulvio Pea20 March 2013[28]
AscoliRosario PergolizziSacked13 April 2013[29]19thMassimo Silva13 April 2013[29]
VareseFabrizio CastoriSacked17 April 2013[30]7thAndrea Agostinelli17 April 2013[30]

League table


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Sassuolo (C, P) 42 25 10 7 78 40 +38 85 Promotion to Serie A
2 Hellas Verona (P) 42 23 13 6 67 32 +35 82
3 Livorno (O, P) 42 23 11 8 77 47 +30 80 Qualification to promotion play-offs
4 Empoli 42 20 13 9 69 51 +18 73
5 Novara[lower-alpha 1] 42 19 10 13 73 46 +27 64
6 Brescia 42 15 17 10 58 50 +8 62
7 Varese[lower-alpha 2] 42 16 13 13 55 53 +2 60
8 Modena[lower-alpha 3] 42 15 12 15 52 51 +1 55
9 Ternana 42 12 17 13 37 38 1 53[lower-alpha 4]
10 Bari[lower-alpha 5] 42 16 12 14 55 47 +8 53[lower-alpha 4]
11 Padova 42 12 17 13 47 51 4 53[lower-alpha 4]
12 Crotone[lower-alpha 6] 42 14 13 15 45 56 11 53[lower-alpha 4]
13 Spezia 42 12 15 15 52 58 6 51
14 Cesena 42 12 14 16 46 58 12 50[lower-alpha 7]
15 Cittadella 42 12 14 16 48 61 13 50[lower-alpha 7]
16 Juve Stabia 42 12 14 16 54 65 11 50[lower-alpha 7]
17 Reggina[lower-alpha 3] 42 12 15 15 42 51 9 49
18 Virtus Lanciano[lower-alpha 8] 42 9 21 12 50 60 10 48
19 Vicenza (R) 42 10 12 20 41 58 17 42 Relegation to Lega Pro Prima Divisione
20 Ascoli[lower-alpha 2] (R) 42 11 9 22 48 67 19 41
21 Pro Vercelli (R) 42 8 9 25 37 67 30 33
22 Grosseto (R) 42 7 13 22 44 72 28 28[lower-alpha 9]
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.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Novara was docked 3 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.
  2. Ascoli and Varese were docked 1 point due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.
  3. Modena and Reggina were docked 2 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.
  4. TER: 11pts ; BAR: 10pts ; PAD: 8pts ; CRO: 2pts
  5. Bari was docked 7 points: 2 points due to financial irregularities and 5 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.
  6. Crotone was docked 2 points due to financial irregularities.
  7. CES: 8pts ; CIT: 5pts ; JST: 2pts
  8. No relegation playoffs will be held as Virtus Lanciano is more than 4 points clear of 4th-last place.
  9. Grosseto was docked 6 points due to the 2011 Italian football scandal.

Promotion Playoffs

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


Home \ Away ASC BAR BRE CES CIT CRO EMP GRO JST LIV MOD NOV PAD PVE REG SAS SPE TER VAR HEL 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
Hellas 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
Source: Serie B
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers


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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