Three off in Lecce, Cagliari Serie A draw

Cagliari keeper Robin Olsen (l) and Lecce's Gianluca Lapadula (2-L) both saw red in Serie A

Lowly Lecce have salvaged a 2-2 Serie A draw with in-form Cagliari in a game that flared up in the last 10 minutes and featured a penalty for the hosts and three straight red cards.

The game was played at the unusual time of Monday 3pm local time after heavy rainfall late on Sunday forced the game's postponement in the south-eastern city.

Joao Pedro put Cagliari ahead on the half hour with a penalty awarded after video review before captain Radja Nainggolan drilled home the Sardinians' second on 67 minutes.

The hosts' rally began when Cagliari defender Fabrizio Cacciatore was red-carded on 81 minutes for handling a goal-bound effort.

Gianluca Lapadula converted from the spot on 83 minutes and as he attempted to retrieve the ball tussled with Robin Olsen after the Cagliari goalkeeper goalkeeper booted the ball away.

The Lecce striker and Olsen angrily confronted each other with both players ending up on the turf before they were both sent off, leaving the visitors down to nine men.

More drama was to follow as Marco Calderoni levelled one minute into stoppage time with a shot into the far corner.

Cagliari remain fourth while 17th-placed Lecce are just two points above the drop zone.

Genoa and SPAL shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw that left both sides in the bottom three.

Andrea Petagna gave hosts SPAL a 55th-minute lead from the penalty spot before Stefano Sturaro replied for Genoa just two minutes later.