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Serie A

  • September 12, 2010
  • • 9:00 AM
  • • Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genova
  • Referee: N. Pierpaoli
  • • Attendance: 3758

Genoa 1-3 Chievo: The Flying Donkeys Stun Hosts

Genoa 1-3 Chievo: The Flying Donkeys Stun Hosts

The Grifoni suffer a harsh defeat.

Chievo achieved an impressive victory today over the Rossoblu at the Luigi Ferraris to climb to the top of the standings. Mattia Destro and Davide Moscardelli traded goals in the first half and Michele Marcolini and Sergio Pellissier scored after half-time to help the visitors to a resounding victory.

Genoa started the game on the front foot and managed to take the lead as early as the sixth minute, when Mattia Destro opened his scoring account for Genoa with a right footed shot in the bottom left corner, following a through ball by Rodrigo Palacio.

The goal woke up Chievo who started to throw bodies forward in search for an equalizer. There were chances for Luciano and Andrea Mantovani in the next half an hour, but neither managed to claw one back for the visitor.

Chievo, however, did manage to score in the closing minutes of the first half, when Davide Moscardelli unleashed a precise shot from the left side of the penalty area in the bottom left corner for the final action before half-time

Despite Genoa's dominance in the early minutes after the break it was Chievo who managed to take the lead. Ten minutes in the second half Luciano ran down the right flank and whipped in a cross for Michele Marcolini in the box, who made no mistake with his header, which rebounded off the left post before nesting in the net.

The hosts resorted to reckless attacking for the next twenty minutes and ultimately paid the price for their aggressiveness. Simone Bentivoglio stole a ball in midfield and slipped a through ball for Sergio Pellissier in the penalty area, who finished precisely in the left corner after racing ahead of Marco Rossi.

The Grifoni desperately looked for an equalizer and had a goal from Gergely Rudolf rightly ruled out for offside in the 81st minute, but could not break the resilient and stubborn side from Verona, which claimed their second win in as many matches in the end.

Following today's result, Chievo are joint leaders in Serie A and host Brescia in their next league game. Genoa drop to tenth in the standings and visit Parma in a week's time.

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