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
CJuventus38294575205591
2Napoli38257680324882
3Roma382311483414280
4Inter Milan382071150381267
5Fiorentina3818101060421864
6SassuoloSassuolo38161394940961
7AC Milan381512114943657
8Lazio38159145252054
9AC Chievo VeronaChievo381311144345-250
10Empoli381210164049-946
11Genoa38137184548-346
12Torino38129175255-345
13Atalanta BCAtalanta381112154147-645
14Bologna38119183345-1242
15Sampdoria381010184861-1340
16Palermo38109193865-2739
17Udinese38109193560-2539
RCarpiCarpi38911183757-2038
RFrosinoneFrosinone3887233576-4131
RHellas VeronaHellas Verona38513203463-2928