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Marc' Antonio Bentegodi (ATT 10,000) 17th April 2010 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: R Rosetti

Chievo Chievo vs Livorno Livorno

Chievo 2

S Pellissier (27)
E Abbruscato (87)

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Livorno 0

Livorno on the brink

Chievo as good as secure Serie A future

Last Updated: 17/04/10 9:05pm

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Pellissier: Opened the scoring

Pellissier: Opened the scoring

Chievo look to have wrapped up their Serie A future after pushing Livorno even closer to relegation with a 2-0 win at the Stadio Bentigodi.

Sergio Pellissier scored the first goal of a lacklustre encounter in the 28th minute before Elvis Abbruscato added a second two minutes from time to take Chievo 10 points clear of the bottom three with four games remaining.

The defeat leaves Livorno rooted to the bottom of the table, nine points adrift of safety, although that gap could become 12 on Sunday with just four games to go, practically confirming their immediate return to Serie B.

Pellissier was given too much room inside the Livorno penalty area in the 27th minute and threaded his shot inside Alfonso De Lucia's near post.

Abbruscato sealed the win two minutes from time as he ghosted in at the far post to place the ball into the bottom corner after Dario Knezevic had diverted Luca Rigoni's cross into his path.

Livorno's relegation to Serie B will be confirmed if both Bologna and Lazio win their matches on Sunday, since they have an inferior head-to-head record against both.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 34 79
2 Roma 34 64
3 Lazio 34 63
4 Napoli 34 59
5 Fiorentina 34 52
6 Sampdoria 34 51
7 Genoa 34 50
8 Inter Milan 34 49
9 Torino 34 48
10 Palermo 34 43
11 AC Milan 34 43
12 Udinese 34 41
13 Empoli 34 41
14 Chievo 34 41
15 Verona 34 40
16 Sassuolo 34 37
17 Atalanta 34 33
18 Cagliari 34 27
19 Cesena 34 24
20 Parma 34 16

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