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Marc' Antonio Bentegodi (ATT 11,000) 26th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Rocchi

Chievo Chievo vs Bologna Bologna

Chievo 3

A Paloschi (pen 7, 78)
L Rigoni (89)

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Bologna 0

Italian Serie A: Chievo claimed a crucial three points after beating fellow strugglers Bologna 3-0.

Last Updated: 26/03/14 10:38pm

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Alberto Paloschi of Chievo Verona celebrates

Alberto Paloschi of Chievo Verona celebrates

Chievo claimed a crucial three points in their battle to avoid relegation after swatting aside fellow Serie A strugglers Bologna 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Alberto Paloschi's brace and a last-minute effort by Luca Rigoni saw Chievo to an impressive win that vaults them out of the bottom three.

They are now one place and one point above Bologna, who occupy the last position of safety above the drop zone and hold a two-point advantage over third-bottom Livorno.

Chievo launched quickly out of the blocks on a key night at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi and were ahead inside seven minutes when Gyorgy Garics fouled Matteo Rubin in the area and Paloschi thumped in the resulting penalty.

Victor Obinna almost doubled the lead on 36 minutes but Gianluca Curci was equal to his strike from outside the area.

Obinna's free-kick in the opening moments of the second period almost produced another opening, the ball coming to Bostjan Cesar in front of goal but he could only fire over with just Curci to beat.

A largely toothless display by Bologna briefly improved when Archimede Morleo flashed a shot just too high and Rene Krhin headed over, but Chievo always looked the more likely to add to the scoring and did so in the 79th minute when Paloschi scored at the second time of asking after his initial header from a cross was saved by Curci.

And the win was wrapped up with 89 minutes on the clock when Dario Dainelli laid off for Rigoni who sent a deft chip beyond the goalkeeper.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 20 49
2 Roma 20 42
3 Lazio 20 34
4 Sampdoria 20 34
5 Napoli 19 33
6 Fiorentina 20 31
7 Genoa 19 28
8 Palermo 20 27
9 Inter Milan 20 26
10 AC Milan 20 26
11 Sassuolo 20 25
12 Torino 20 25
13 Verona 20 24
14 Udinese 19 24
15 Atalanta 20 20
16 Cagliari 20 19
17 Empoli 19 19
18 Chievo 20 18
19 Cesena 20 12
20 Parma 20 10

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