Result: Bologna 1-0 Novara

Bologna edge away from the relegation zone in Serie A after a 1-0 win at home to fellow strugglers Novara.

Bologna have edged away from the relegation zone in Serie A after a 1-0 win at home to fellow strugglers Novara.

The hosts could have taken the lead in the 18th minute, but Marco Di Vaio missed his spot kick following Santiago Garcia's foul.

The only goal of the game came seven minutes from time as Robert Acquafresca struck to send the home fans delirious.

The victory has pulled Stefano Pioli's side six points away from the drop zone, while Novara remain 19th in the table.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus25210453173663
2Roma25182554223256
3Napoli25166360273354
4Atalanta BCAtalanta25153740261448
5Inter Milan25153740241648
6Lazio25145644291547
7AC Milan2513573629744
8Fiorentina2511774235740
9Torino259884640635
10Sampdoria259793031-134
11AC Chievo VeronaChievo2595112634-832
12SassuoloSassuolo2593133541-630
13Udinese2585122834-629
14CagliariCagliari2584133351-1828
15Bologna2576122338-1527
16Genoa2567122740-1325
17Empoli2557131535-2022
18Palermo2535172149-2814
19Crotone2534182043-2313
20Pescara2526172755-2812