The only club to previously clinch promotion so early was Ascoli in 1978. Benevento moved 24 points ahead of Crotone and Cittadella. Benevento finished last in its only previous Serie A campaign in 2017-18, having become the first team ever to win promotion in its Serie B debut season.
Inzaghi, the former Juventus and AC Milan striker, is in his first season as Benevento coach.
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