Parma up to seventh in Serie A with win over Lecce

Parma's Andreas Cornelius celebrates after scoring during an Italian Serie A soccer match. (Serena Campanini/ANSA via AP)

ROME — Parma moved up to seventh place in Serie A by beating relegation-threatened Lecce 2-0 on Monday.

Simone Iacopone and Andreas Cornelius scored second-half goals for the hosts, who were beaten by Atalanta 5-0 in their previous match.

Iacopone scored with a header then Cornelius connected on a rebound following Juraj Kucka’s shot off the crossbar.

Lecce remained one point above the drop zone.

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