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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 24 57
2 Roma 24 48
3 Napoli 24 45
4 Lazio 24 40
5 Fiorentina 24 39
6 Sampdoria 24 36
7 Genoa 24 36
8 Inter Milan 24 35
9 AC Milan 25 34
10 Torino 24 33
11 Palermo 24 33
12 Sassuolo 24 29
13 Udinese 23 28
14 Empoli 24 27
15 Verona 24 25
16 Chievo 25 25
17 Atalanta 24 23
18 Cagliari 24 20
19 Cesena 24 16
20 Parma 23 10