Sicilian derby finishes all-square.
Josip Ilicic scored at the death in to rescue a point for Palermo and deny deny 10-man Catania all three points in the Sicilian derby.
The draw keeps Palermo within touching distance of a future in Serie A, with the club now just one point behind 17th place Siena, who lost at home to Chievo.
Defeat at the Stadio Angelo Massimino, which seemed inevitable following Pablo Barrientos’ opener midway through the second half, would have left the Rosanero second from bottom and three points from safety.
Ilicic had other ideas, however, sparing his side’s blushes and dragging the club to within a point of 17th-placed Siena with a confident finish four minutes into second half stoppage time.