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Italian Serie A

Sant'Elia (ATT 9,000) 9th December 2012 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: C Russo

Cagliari Cagliari vs Chievo Chievo

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Chievo 2

A Paloschi (67)
C Thereau (87)

Chievo win at Cagliari

Last Updated: 09/12/12 5:02pm

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Cyril Thereau (left) celebrates his goal

Cyril Thereau (left) celebrates his goal

Second-half goals from Alberto Paloschi and Cyril Thereau handed Chievo their second away win of the Serie A season at Cagliari.

The visitors extended their advantage above the bottom three to four points with a victory which was built upon clinical finishing, although Cagliari will bemoan their misfortune after twice hitting the post.

Paloschi grabbed the opener midway through the second period and Thereau sealed the points with a stunning free-kick three minutes from time.

The Veronese started with intent and Perparim Hetemaj came close to giving them a fifth-minute lead but dragged his shot wide from inside the area.

Cagliari responded with Davide Astori playing in Mauricio Pinilla but the Chilean also failed to hit the target.

The hosts remained on the front foot, with Andrea Cossu shooting high over the bar after 26 minutes before Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino was forced into action to keep out a Daniele Conti drive.

Sorrentino also excelled in first-half injury time, denying Marco Sau low to his right. Cagliari continued to press but the woodwork denied them eight minutes after the restart, with Francesco Pisano's shot coming back off the right post with Sorrentino beaten.

The woodwork also denied Sau from close range nine minutes later.

Chievo rode their luck and went ahead after 67 minutes, with Hetemaj crossing for Paloschi to head in from inside the six-yard box.

The goal deflated Cagliari who, a wayward Pisano shot aside, rarely looked like finding an equaliser.

And Chievo finished them off late on with a wonderful Thereau free-kick which flew into the top corner.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 28 67
2 Roma 28 53
3 Lazio 28 52
4 Sampdoria 28 48
5 Napoli 28 47
6 Fiorentina 28 46
7 Torino 28 39
8 AC Milan 28 38
9 Genoa 27 37
10 Inter Milan 28 37
11 Palermo 28 35
12 Udinese 27 33
13 Empoli 28 33
14 Sassuolo 28 32
15 Chievo 28 32
16 Verona 28 32
17 Atalanta 28 26
18 Cagliari 28 21
19 Cesena 28 21
20 Parma 26 9