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
CJuventus37284575264988
2Roma37273787365184
3Napoli37258490375383
4Lazio37217973482570
5Atalanta BCAtalanta37209861412069
6AC Milan371891056431363
7Inter Milan371851467472059
8Fiorentina371611106155659
9Torino371214116663350
10Sampdoria371212134751-448
11SassuoloSassuolo37137175558-346
12Udinese37129164551-645
13CagliariCagliari37135195375-2244
14AC Chievo VeronaChievo37127184360-1743
15Bologna37118183956-1741
16Genoa3799193661-2536
17Empoli3788212859-3132
18Crotone3787223157-2631
RPalermo3658233174-4323
RPescara3628263379-4614