Thursday February 2, 2012 Day 21 Finished Stadio Silvio Piola

Novara 1 - 2 Chievo

  • Mascara 79’
  • Pellissier 33’
  • Théréau 78’

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  1. Chievo victorious at Novara

    Chievo victorious at Novara

    Chievo moved into the top half of the Serie A table with a 2-1 victory over bottom side Novara at the Stadio Silvio Piola. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Novara
    • Chievo
    • 90+5' And there's the whistle! Chievo are 2-1 victors. Thanks for joining us tonight, follow me on Twitter for post-match discussion and other random sporting musings - @liamhappe
    • 90+4' Novara get it into the box from the left, but Chievo stand firm and head away.
    • 90+3' Extended treatment for Drame now. Another Luciano scenario?
    • 90+2' Sammarco is put through on the counter, but the offside flag goes up. He shoots wide anyway.
    • 90+1' FOUR minutes of stoppage time. Can the home side rescue a late point? They make a change inside the first of those four with Jeda coming on for skipper Porcari.
    • 90' Good Novara counter and Porcari volleys a cross in towards Rubino, but the defence get to it first.
    • 89' An off-balance Rigoni skies one into Row Z from 20 yards.
    • 88' Jensen looks to pick out fellow replacement Rubino with a long diagonal loft pass, but Acerbi shields it out for a goal kick.
    • 87' The Brazillian is soon back on his feet to contribute to a failed Chievo attack, so I know which of the two scenarios gets my vote.
    • 86' Luciano stays down after a foul by Jensen. Really hurt, or playing for time?
    • 85' Morganella is advanced on the right wing and cuts it back for Jensen! Shot under pressure is off-target!
    • 84' Hetemaj is replaced by Bostjan Cesar, and Thereau slooooowwwwlly trudges off with Davide Moscardelli coming on.
    • 83' And now Chievo have two subs ready to come on, their final two to make.
    • 82' Radovanovic is brought off for Daniel Jensen, signed from Werder Bremen.
    • 81' Novara are preparing another substitution. I'd imagine an attack-minded one if they fancy themselves to salvage a comeback here.
    • 80' The forward converted a Rigoni cross from close range as the away side were congratulating themselves on a job well done a little too early, it seems.
    • 79' MASCARA! Novara pull one back instantly!
    • 78' And the sub has an assist to his name inside a minute! A well-worked team move capped by Sammarco's ball to Thereau to finish, and Chievo's lead is doubled!
    • 77' Paolo Sammarco replaces Paloschi in the visitors' first change.
    • 75' Sardo dispossesses Rigoni but Pellissier's cross is mis-hit.
    • 75' Sardo dispossesses Rigoni but Pellissier's cross is mis-hit.
    • 72' The cross is whipped in, but dealt with.
    • 71' Foul by Paloschi on Rigoni on the left wing leads to another Novara set piece from which they'll hope to create something.
    • 70' Pellissier has space 25 yards out to try his luck, but the low shot dribbles well wide of the far post.
    • 69' Rubino frees Rigoni out on the left to fire in another one of his driven crosses, which Sorrentino on this occasion sees coming to the near post and clings onto.
    • 68' A foul as the ball is up in the air leads to a Chievo free-kick. They get the ball forward fast and Thereau tests Ujkani with a decent shot which the keeper holds.
    • 67' Caracciolo wins a corner after plowing his way through the defence and into the danger zone before Sardo slides in to put the ball behind. Before we get that, though, the first switch is finally made with Raffaele Rubino coming on for Rinaudo.
    • 66' Mascara returns to the fray after his side win a free-kick near the halfway line.
    • 65' We're back underway with Mascara receiving treatment on the sidelines. The potential injury may have affected a sub the hosts were poised to make.
    • 64' The action is halted with Chievo in control as Mascara is down hurt. Acerbi was the man who caught him on the back of his leg.
    • 63' Radovanovic tries his luck from distance, but it's over the bar.
    • 62' Drame feels he is shoved down by Morganella on the left before he can attempt a cross, but nothing is given and play continues.
    • 61' The delivery from Rigoni is cleared as far as Mascara, who wins a free-kick on the right just outside the corner of the box. A free-kick he takes quickly inside the area to Morganella, only for the midfielder to scuff his shot while one-on-one. Goal kick.
    • 60' Good attacking build from Novara leads to their first corner of the game, an hour in.
    • 59' Game getting a little heated now, a fair few physical altercations but none really flaring up.
    • 57' This free-kick is cut out by the visitors, who break on the right through Luciano but the cross is headed out for a throw.
    • 56' Played short to Gemiti, who jinks and jives into a goalscoring position... and shoots! Stopped by Sorrentino! And Novara win another free-kick in a similar area to the last after a half-clearance.
    • 55' Acerbi brings down Caracciolo a little over 20 yards from goal. Free-kick coming up.
    • 53' Gemiti's low cross from the left is a good one, and it's fellow defender Paci in the box looking to get onto it! But it's just beyond his lunge to poke it home and level the scores! So close for the defender still upfield from the previous free-kick which went nowhere.
    • 52' ...as is Porcari for reacting to the incident and shoving the defender.
    • 51' Drame is booked for a rash challenge on Morganella on the right wing...
    • 50' A pair of Chievo moves forward are both snuffed out fairly easily by the Novara back line.
    • 48' Luciano fouls Rigoni inside the centre circle.
    • 47' Thereau is caught offside early doors.
    • 46' The hosts kick off the second period.
    • 45+1' It's a quiet minute, however, and Chievo go into the break a goal to the good.
    • 45' One minute of added time at the end of the half.
    • 44' Rigoni takes this one, but it is stopped by the wall. Comes back to Rigoni, who takes it down the left channel, does well to find space and drives in a cross which Sorrentino has to block! Caracciolo with the header on the rebound! Somehow puts it wide!
    • 43' ...and inside the 'D' Bradley catches Porcari! Free-kick in another interesting position, though replays show the contact was minimal at best.
    • 42' Paci's fierce cross from the left is cleared, but Novara still have it...
    • 41' Corner is cleared, and Paloschi catches Radovanovic to end the attack completely.
    • 40' High, looping free-kick into a crowded box by Bradley finds Thereau at the far post, and his creative volley attempt from an arkward position forces Ujkani to tip over his bar!
    • 39' Thereau is caught by Radovanovic 25 yards from goal, and that will be a booking for the Serb.
    • 38' Paloschi now puts Thereau into a good position to strike from the right-hand side of the area, but he finds nothing but side netting.
    • 37' Another creative set piece as the cross is faked by Radovanovic, who instead squares the ball into the 'D' for Rigoni's piledriver, closed down bravely by Paloschi.
    • 36' Another interesting situation for Novara now as they win a free-kick on the right wing.
    • 35' They're already going for a second, but Paloschi's cross is a poor one. Now here come the hosts and Rigoni gets in a teasing driven centre from the left, which is inches from the outstretched foot of Mascara two yards from goal!
    • 34' Not only that, but his 100th goal for Chievo!
    • 33' Great cross from the left by Luciano and the entire Novara defence is static to it, allowing Pellissier to get the first touch and put himself in a good position to hammer home the opening goal!
    • 32' The visitors keep the pressure on after sustaining a Novara counter-attack, and win an attacking throw out on the right.
    • 30' Chievo are starting to play the better football now, but Bradley's decent through pass out to a clean-through Paloschi on the left-hand side of the box triggers the offside flag.
    • 29' This time Bradley's ball in meets the head of Sardo, but his team-mate Paloschi gets in the way and blocks the attempt on goal!
    • 28' Bradley takes the corner, which pinballs around before being put out for another corner.
    • 27' Cross from the right this time by the visitors is headed just wide of the near post by defender Paci, who is relieved to see what could have been an embarrassing own goal lead to nothing more than the game's first corner.
    • 26' Drame's deep cross from the left meets Thereau perfectly! But the Frenchman cannot time his leaping volley attempt well and hashes the chance!
    • 25' Morganella takes a nasty bump challenging for an aerial ball with Pellissier to try and keep the attack alive, but eventually shakes it off.
    • 24' It's a clever free-kick sent down the left wing onto the covert run of Gemiti, whose inviting cross is headed away from danger by Drame.
    • 23' Mascara holds the ball up to bait a free-kick from Sardo 30 yards from goal.
    • 21' Paci escapes a booking of his own for a sliding foul on Pellissier.
    • 20' Porcari is fouled by Drame but wants action against Hetemaj who also comes in heavy on him after the initial foul. The Finn of course just received one caution.
    • 19' Cynical challenge by Hetemaj on Morganella to prevent a Novara breakaway earns him the first yellow card of the match. After the foul on Mascara a few minutes ago, he was on thin ice anyway.
    • 18' Pellissier's cross goes beyond Paloschi, who was in a dangerous position had the delivery been a few inches his way.
    • 16' It's teed up short for Radovanovic to strike low... hits the wall. But it's come back to him... saved low by Sorrentino!
    • 15' They work it short, but Mascara's run is stopped illegally by Hetemaj just outside the area. A more dangerous free-kick now for the hosts is coming up.
    • 14' Novara win a free-kick out on the left wing.
    • 13' Caracciolo feels he is held back trying to run onto a through pass, but again the referee sees no reason to penalise the away team.
    • 12' Porcari is down receiving treatment, but not for long. He's back in the thick of things now.
    • 11' Caracciolo now tries to hold play up as the ball is pumped into the Chievo box. He tries to be clever and flick it over his head to bear on goal, but marker Andreoli blocks it. There's shouts of handball, but nothing is given.
    • 10' Raking ball forward by the away side is chested down by Paloschi into the path of Pellissier! Good parry from Ujkani! Paloschi hasn't an angle for a rebound so he plays it back to Luciano! Another great save!
    • 9' Thereau's pull-back is pulled back a bit too much - it misses the penalty area entirely and is swept up by the hosts.
    • 7' Novara make a dangerous-looking move forward, but Morganella's delivery is unable to reach Mascara.
    • 6' Sardo's long ball forward is a poor one, going all the way back to Ujkani.
    • 5' Rigoni's decent early cross from the right causes problems for the Chievo back line, but is eventually cleared by Sardo.
    • 4' Again, Porcari trips Hetemaj inside the Chievo half.
    • 3' Gemiti's cross from the left is collected by Sorrentino.
    • 2' Foul by Porcari on Hetemaj wins a central free-kick in an otherwise cautious start to the contest.
    • 1' The visitors get the first half started.
    • 19:45 SUBS – Novara: Fontana, Centurioni, Jensen, Pesce, Garcia, Jeda, Rubino. /// Chievo: Puggioni, Jokic, Cesar, Vacek, Sammarco, Cruzado, Moscardelli.
    • 19:40 TEAMS - Novara: Ujkani; Morganella, Dellafiore, Paci, Gemiti; Jensen, Radovanovic, Pesce; Rigoni; Caracciolo, Mascara. /// Chievo: Sorrentino; Sardo, Andreolli, Cesar, Dramè; Luciano, Bradley, Sammarco; Thereau; Pellissier, Paloschi.
    • 19:35 So after a weather scare, the game will go ahead tonight. The hosts cannot move off the foot of the table even with a win, but Chievo can move into the top half of the table with three points this evening. Serie A table
    • 19:30 Good evening and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the very much still-on Serie A encounter between Novara and Chievo!
  • Summary

    • 85' Morganella is advanced on the right wing and cuts it back for Jensen! Shot under pressure is off-target!
    • 79' MASCARA! Novara pull one back instantly!
    • 78' And the sub has an assist to his name inside a minute! A well-worked team move capped by Sammarco's ball to Thereau to finish, and Chievo's lead is doubled!
    • 56' Played short to Gemiti, who jinks and jives into a goalscoring position... and shoots! Stopped by Sorrentino! And Novara win another free-kick in a similar area to the last after a half-clearance.
    • 53' Gemiti's low cross from the left is a good one, and it's fellow defender Paci in the box looking to get onto it! But it's just beyond his lunge to poke it home and level the scores! So close for the defender still upfield from the previous free-kick which went nowhere.
    • 44' Rigoni takes this one, but it is stopped by the wall. Comes back to Rigoni, who takes it down the left channel, does well to find space and drives in a cross which Sorrentino has to block! Caracciolo with the header on the rebound! Somehow puts it wide!
    • 40' High, looping free-kick into a crowded box by Bradley finds Thereau at the far post, and his creative volley attempt from an arkward position forces Ujkani to tip over his bar!
    • 35' They're already going for a second, but Paloschi's cross is a poor one. Now here come the hosts and Rigoni gets in a teasing driven centre from the left, which is inches from the outstretched foot of Mascara two yards from goal!
    • 33' Great cross from the left by Luciano and the entire Novara defence is static to it, allowing Pellissier to get the first touch and put himself in a good position to hammer home the opening goal!
    • 29' This time Bradley's ball in meets the head of Sardo, but his team-mate Paloschi gets in the way and blocks the attempt on goal!
    • 26' Drame's deep cross from the left meets Thereau perfectly! But the Frenchman cannot time his leaping volley attempt well and hashes the chance!
    • 16' It's teed up short for Radovanovic to strike low... hits the wall. But it's come back to him... saved low by Sorrentino!
    • 10' Raking ball forward by the away side is chested down by Paloschi into the path of Pellissier! Good parry from Ujkani! Paloschi hasn't an angle for a rebound so he plays it back to Luciano! Another great save!
    • 19:40 TEAMS - Novara: Ujkani; Morganella, Dellafiore, Paci, Gemiti; Jensen, Radovanovic, Pesce; Rigoni; Caracciolo, Mascara. /// Chievo: Sorrentino; Sardo, Andreolli, Cesar, Dramè; Luciano, Bradley, Sammarco; Thereau; Pellissier, Paloschi.

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  • Novara

    Manager: Emiliano Mondonico

  • Chievo

    Manager: Domenico Di Carlo

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