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Lipman, Cuschieri’s Lazio secure Serie A promotion after derby victory

Malta women duo Emma Lipman and Rachel Cuschieri have won Serie A promotion after Lazio claimed the Rome derby.

Carolina Morace’s side needed a win to climb into the top-flight and they did so thanks to two second-half goals.

Martin’s freekick and Francesca Pittaccio handed Lazio a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Roma Calcio Femminile to secure three precious points and Serie A promotion.

Malta midfielder Cuschieri was a starter for Lazio and was denied the goal after hitting the crossbar in the second half.

Meanwhile, defender Lipman was absent from the game as she was serving a one-match ban after last weekend’s yellow card.

With two games remaining in the Serie B campaign, Lazio sit second on 47 points – two behind leaders Pomigliano Calcio.

Next weekend, the Biancocelesti will face Vicenza Calcio Femminile before wrapping up their Serie B season against Tavagnacco.

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