SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 14 - 25 Nov 2012 (14.00 UK)
Chievo 0 - 0
Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi

Emanuele Calaiò will be kicking himself after this stalemate, as he had numerous chances to give Siena the win.

This was a massive relegation dogfight and Siena were eager to keep up the positive run of seven points from three games. That had taken them off the bottom spot for the first time this season, regardless of their six-point penalty. The Flying Donkeys were on a four-round winless streak and Perparim Hetemaj and Gennaro Sardo sat out bans, joining the injured Nicolas Frey, Paul Papp and Lorenzo Squizzi. The visitors missed Ze Eduardo, Massimo Paci and Erjon Bogdani.

Emanuele Calaiò had a series of early chances, as a header was smothered, his free kick skimmed the near post and he nodded a Matteo Rubin cross wide.

Calaiò was very unlucky at the dawn of the second half when his header from Francesco Valiani’s cross was fingertipped on to the crossbar by Sorrentino.

Siena risked scoring an own goal, as Felipe’s header to deflect a Boukary Drame cross from the left looped over the goalkeeper and thumped the bar.

At the other end, Angelo’s cross whipped all the way along the six-yard box with Calaiò unable to get the final touch.

Calaiò could’ve easily had a hat-trick, but he wasted again when one-on-one with Sorrentino, firing straight at the goalkeeper.

Chievo were reduced to 10 men for the final minutes, as Samassa rather harshly received a second yellow card for simulation when outside the area. 


Chievo: Sorrentino; Andreolli, Cesar, Dainelli, Dramè; Guana, L Rigoni, Luciano (Cruzado 43); Thereau; Paloschi (Samassa 60), Pellissier (Cofie 76)
: Pegolo; Neto, Contini, Felipe, Angelo (Sestu 63), Vergassola, Bolzoni, Rubin, Rosina (Verre 84), Valiani (Reginaldo 89), Calaiò
Ref: Massa

Sent off: Samassa 86 (C)