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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5Inter Milan24136530201045
6AC Milan2411763526940
7Lazio2510693434036
8Empoli249782932-334
9SassuoloSassuolo2481062828034
10AC Chievo VeronaChievo2486102932-330
11Bologna2493122831-330
12Torino2477103032-228
13Atalanta BCAtalanta2477102327-428
14Udinese2476112137-1627
15Palermo2475122639-1326
16Genoa2467112428-425
17Sampdoria2466123643-724
18FrosinoneFrosinone2454152450-2619
19CarpiCarpi2547142343-2019
20Hellas VeronaHellas Verona25112122142-2115