Oct 29, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Renzo Barbera
Palermo
1-0
ChievoAC Chievo Verona
Rigoni (81')
Dybala (55'), Rigoni (62')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Sardo (53')

Result: Luca Rigoni strikes late to earn Palermo win over Chievo

Luca Rigoni scores nine minutes from time to earn Palermo their second win of the season in Serie A against Chievo.

A late goal from Luca Rigoni has earned Palermo a 1-0 victory over relegation rivals Chievo.

Giuseppe Iachini had seen his team record just one win in eight but Rigoni's long-range strike has moved last season's Serie B champions into 15th place in the top flight.

Palermo's Andrea Belotti brought the first save out of either goalkeeper, but former Barcelona forward Maxi Lopez was looking threatening for the away side with two early strikes on goal.

However, Michel Morganella let fly with a shot that was well saved by Francesco Bardi before Franco Vazquez forced the Chievo stopper into more solid work to keep the game goalless.

Chievo were only offering brief moments in the final third and Palmero could have found a way to capitalise as they maintained their early pressure by creating openings for Belotti and Edgar Barreto, both of which went wide.

As the first half drew to a close, the away side offered more in attack, with a low drive from Valter Birsa forcing Stefano Sorrentino into action low to his right.

Chievo had more joy in attacking areas at the start of the second half as Riccardo Meggiorini drew a save out of Sorrentino before Belotti headed wide from close range for Palermo.

That helped the home side get on top with Barreto having a header saved by Bardi before, moments later, Paulo Dybala rattled the crossbar with a left-footed strike from distance.

The game appeared to be heading for a goalless draw until the Rosenaro netted the goal that their play deserved to help them up the standings.

Rigoni picked up the ball on the edge of the penalty area before powering it past Bardi to condemn Chievo to their sixth defeat in seven league matches.

Filip Djordjevic of Lazio celebrates with team mates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between US Citta di Palermo and SS Lazio at Stadio Renzo Barbera on September 29, 2014
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