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Coach Stefano Pioli praised Chievo as they edged closer to mathematical survival with a well earned point against Lazio.

After watching his Chievo side come from behind to earn a valuable point against high flying Lazio, coach Stefano Pioli praised the Gialloblu for the battling approach against the Aquile.

“I have to applaud my men this evening,” he declared to SkySport.

“We came up against a strong Lazio side and battled from start to finish.

“It’s true we scored on our only goalscoring opportunity but this is part and parcel of football.

“Given the performance and sacrifice I think we deserved the point.

“It wasn’t easy to come here after having played a midweek round against Napoli just four days ago.

“In the build up to the match I was forced to make some makeshift changes but the side didn’t let me down and performed with great concentration.

“We are in a fine moment of form but the job is by no means done. With this approach I’m confident we can reach our objectives but we must remain focused and take things a game at a time.”

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