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
CJuventus35274467184985
2Napoli35227672304273
3Roma352011474383671
4Inter Milan35197947321564
5Fiorentina351781056401659
6AC Milan351411104437753
7SassuoloSassuolo35131394439552
8AC Chievo VeronaChievo35139134342148
9Lazio35139134547-248
10Genoa35127163943-443
11Empoli35119153746-942
12Torino35119154550-542
13Atalanta BCAtalanta351011143743-641
14Sampdoria351010154851-340
15Bologna35117173344-1140
16Udinese35108173252-2038
17CarpiCarpi35811163451-1735
18Palermo3588193363-3032
19FrosinoneFrosinone3586213268-3630
20Hellas VeronaHellas Verona35413183058-2825