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Marc' Antonio Bentegodi (ATT 8,000) 5th October 2013 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: D Doveri

Chievo Chievo vs Atalanta Atalanta

Chievo 0

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Atalanta 1

M Moralez (16)

Atalanta edge out Chievo

Last Updated: 05/10/13 9:46pm

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Atalanta celebrate their victory at Chievo

Atalanta celebrate their victory at Chievo

Atalanta took all three points for a second successive game as Maximiliano Moralez's early strike steered them to a 1-0 win at Chievo.

Moralez netted what proved to be only goal of the Serie A contest in the 16th minute, volleying in from Christian Raimondi's tee-up.

The victory follows the 2-0 home league win over Udinese last weekend, prior to which Atalanta had lost three matches in a row.

Struggling Chievo, meanwhile, are now on a three-game losing streak themselves and have been defeated in a five of their seven league fixtures this season.

The hosts were lively in the opening stages, with frontman Alberto Paloschi sending a header skimming over the bar and a shot wide.

The unmarked Paloschi then blazed over from inside the area, and a minute later Moralez lashed in after being set up by Raimondi.

Chievo were soon back on the offensive as Paloschi fed Cyril Thereau, whose shot was too high.

Marcelo Estigarribia was then played in by Paloschi and put a left-foot effort the wrong side of the post.

German Denis struck narrowly over from close range for the visitors before Paloschi missed inside the six-yard box and Estigarribia brought a save out of Andrea Consigli.

Thereau's cross-shot was tipped over by Consigli three minutes after the restart, and Atalanta then began to show more of a threat, with Cristian Puggioni saving a drilled Raimondi long-range effort and a Moralez attempt from inside the area.

Puggioni produced a great stop on the hour mark to deny Luca Cigarini and Chievo then hit back as Gennaro Sardo put a bicycle kick over from a corner and Paloschi set up Sergio Pellissier, who could only shoot weakly at Consigli.

Consigli then had help from the bar in keeping out a Pellissier shot, with Stefano Lucchini blocking the follow-up effort from the same striker.

In stoppage time Consigli easily dealt with a Thereau volley and Atalanta survived a scramble in which a Luca Rigoni shot was blocked by Lucchini.

There was still time for a Paloschi header to brush the post before another loss for the home side was confirmed by the final whistle.

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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