Brescia's rehabilitation from a disastrous season will begin in Serie B after being relegated from Italy's top-flight, losing 2-1 at home to Catania on Sunday.
Goals from Matias Silvestre and Gonzalo Bergessio boosted the Sicilian's chances of survival, with Alessandro Diamanti grabbing a late consolation for the Rondinelle, who are down and out.
Brescia needed to win and hope Lecce failed to have a glimmer of hope, but the Salentini won 2-1, ensuring that Giuseppe Iachini's men are sent down to the second division.
They are seven points behind Lecce with two games remaining against Cesena and Fiorentina.
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