Teen Busio nets late equaliser for Venezia

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American midfielder Gianluca Busio scored a late equaliser to earn promoted Venezia a 1-1 draw at Cagliari in Serie A.

Busio, one of three Americans at Venezia, saw his shot deflected in by defender Martin Caceres two minutes into stoppage time on Friday for his first Serie A goal.

The 19-year-old Busio was born to an Italian father and American mother in North Carolina.

He joined Venezia in August from Sporting Kansas City in a deal that could reportedly be worth $10 million ($A13.8 million) with bonuses.

Keita Balde put Cagliari in front with a header early on to become the top Senegalese scorer in Italian league history with his 40th strike overtaking Khouma Babacar (39 goals), who now plays in Turkey.

Razvan Marin also hit the post for Cagliari.

Venezia moved one spot above the drop zone while winless Cagliari, who have already changed coaches this season (Walter Mazzarri for Leonardo Semplici), remained one spot above last-placed Salernitana.

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