Sergio Floccari (Spal) sees a yellow card from Luca Banti after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
What a chance that is! Sergio Floccari (Spal) wastes a huge opportunity as he receives a beautiful pass on the edge of the box and fires towards the net. Unfortunately for him, he only hits the crossbar!
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Manuel Lazzari (Spal).
The fourth official shows 4 min. of added time.
A cross from a mid-range free kick, taken by Spal, is intercepted by one of the defenders.
Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) wastes a good opportunity as his pass into the box is blocked by the defence.
Substitution. Thiago Rangel Cionek (Spal) has come on for Pasquale Schiattarella.
A corner kick by Spal is thwarted by the well prepared Stefano Sorrentino (Chievo).
Sergio Floccari (Spal) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders. Spal have a corner.
Spal have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Alberto Paloschi (Spal) expertly controls the pass inside the penalty area and shoots, but it's inadvertently blocked a defender. The referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick to Spal.
The ball is cleared after Mohamed Salim Fares (Spal) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Alberto Paloschi (Spal) tries to slide the ball through to a teammate but it's well blocked by a defender.
Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) whips the ball in, but it fails to reach any of his teammates as the opposition's defence averts the threat.
Alberto Paloschi (Spal) fizzes over a cross which doesn't cause any problems.
Domenico Di Carlo has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Sofian Kiyine (Chievo) replacing Mehdi Pascal Marcel Leris.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Alberto Paloschi (Spal) is coming onto the pitch as Mirco Antenucci cannot continue after picking up an injury.
A cross is clipped into the penalty area by Ivan Radovanovic (Chievo) but poses no threat.
Mirco Antenucci (Spal) misses a good chance to score. An inch-perfect cross into the box finds Mirco Antenucci (Spal) who rises for a header, but sends the ball well over the bar.
A cross from Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) fails to reach the box as the defence clears the ball away to safety.
Luca Banti shows a yellow card to Valter Birsa (Chievo), who isn't surprised as the tackle was really hard and late.
Mehdi Pascal Marcel Leris (Chievo) is clearly in an offside position after the ball is played through to him and the linesman raises his flag.
A cross from a corner kick by Spal is too strong and the ball goes well out of play.
The resulting set piece from Spal is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players. Spal force a corner. They send men into the box.
Sergio Floccari (Spal) receives a good pass just outside the box, unleashes a strike from a promising position, but the shot is blocked by the defender. The ball goes out for a corner. Spal can continue in their attacking effort.
Chievo have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
The foul by Simone Missiroli (Spal) is worthy of a card and a yellow is duly shown by Luca Banti.
Here comes a substitution. Sergio Pellissier is given a rest as he is replaced by Mariusz Stepinski (Chievo).
Today's referee Luca Banti rightly decides to book Mattia Bani (Chievo) for his harsh tackle.
Valter Birsa (Chievo) puts a cross into the box from the free kick but it's cleared.
Simone Missiroli (Spal) latches on to a precise pass on the edge of the box, but miskicks his shot and the ball goes high over the bar. Poor effort!
The manager has decided to make a substitution and Andrea Petagna walks off the pitch to be replaced by Sergio Floccari (Spal).
Here is a change. Emanuele Giaccherini is going off and Domenico Di Carlo gives the last tactical orders to Valter Birsa (Chievo).
Luca Banti shows a yellow card to Ivan Radovanovic (Chievo) for a tough tackle.
Sergio Pellissier (Chievo) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition's defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack.
Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) produces a quality cross into the box, but the opposition's defence intercepts the ball and spanks it away.
Mirco Antenucci (Spal) did his best to latch onto a through ball, but it was too strong. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Chievo.
A neat pass is well received by Emanuele Giaccherini (Chievo), who is lurking on the edge of the box and strikes the ball on goal. The goalkeeper makes a decent save to block his shot.
Pasquale Schiattarella (Spal) nutmegs the defender and goes for goal from distance, but the shot flies well wide of right post.
Dangerous play by Simone Missiroli (Spal). Luca Banti blows his whistle for a foul.
The players are back out on the pitch following the half-time break and the second half is about to start.
There will be nothing more to see in the first half. The whistle blowing of Luca Banti has ended it.
Manuel Lazzari (Spal) fails to deliver a cross from the free kick as his attempt is thwarted by the opposition's defence.
A yellow card for a tackle by Pavel Jaroszynski (Chievo). Luca Banti doesn't hesitate at all to make this decision.
The free kick from long range, taken by Spal, is intercepted by one of the defenders.
One of the players from Chievo times his run too early and the referee blows his whistle for offside.
There will be a minimum of 2 min. of added time.
Chievo take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with nice clearance by the defence.
One of the defenders reacts at the last minute to brilliantly block a pass from Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo). Now Chievo have a corner.
Jasmin Kurtic (Spal) attempts to send a pass but the effort is blocked.
Mirco Antenucci (Spal) finds himself in an offside position and the referee stops play after the linesman raises his flag.
Mirco Antenucci (Spal) pounces on a pass inside the box but flashes his shot just over the bar. That was a great chance!
Andrea Petagna (Spal) tries to send a pass but it's blocked.
Pasquale Schiattarella (Spal) is being forced to leave the pitch in order to receive medical treatment and his team will play with a man short for a few minutes.
Mirco Antenucci (Spal) unleashed a monstrous piledriver. He controlled a pass, glanced up at goal and shot from the edge of the box. It could have been a difficult one for the keeper, but the ball fortunately hit one of the defenders and ball bounced away.
Manuel Lazzari (Spal) attempts to find his teammate with a final pass from outside of the box, but one of the defenders clears the ball to safety.
Sergio Pellissier (Chievo) latches onto a pass and lets rip with a swerving shot from long range towards the top right corner. It's a difficult effort to deal with and Alfred Gomis does well to punch it away.
Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.
Pavel Jaroszynski (Chievo) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.
The resulting set piece from Spal is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Manuel Lazzari (Spal) dinks a cross into the box in an attempt to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to clear.
Mehdi Pascal Marcel Leris (Chievo) carelessly slides into the feet of his opponent and he'll be lucky to avoid punishment. Luca Banti blows for the foul but keeps his cards in his pocket on this occasion.
What a great touch by Sergio Pellissier (Chievo) as he controls a fine pass into the box and fires the ball to the left post, but the effort is brilliantly blocked.
Spal didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
Manuel Lazzari (Spal) latches onto a loose ball inside the box but slams it just wide of the left post.
Pavel Jaroszynski is the provider with a good cross and Mehdi Pascal Marcel Leris (Chievo) shows great determination to get to the ball on the edge of the box, but he blazes it high over the bar.
Luca Banti blows for a foul after Simone Missiroli (Spal) was too aggressive in the battle for the ball.
Mirco Antenucci (Spal) receives a good pass and from just outside the box he unleashes a promising strike, but the shot is blocked by the defender.
Manuel Lazzari (Spal) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
What a save from Alfred Gomis! Riccardo Meggiorini (Chievo) jumps high to meet a cross and glances a promising header from close range, but the goalkeeper pulls off a brilliant stop to keep it out.
Francesco Vicari (Spal) is asking for medical treatment, but he will have to leave the pitch in order to receive help from the physio.
None of the Chievo players could reach the corner kick as the ball was overhit and goes out of play.
Great touch by Sergio Pellissier (Chievo) as he receives a precise pass deep inside the box and rips a shot goalwards, but the keeper pulls off an amazing save! Corner kick. Chievo will have an opportunity.
Pavel Jaroszynski (Chievo) robs an opponent of the ball and explodes in anger when Luca Banti blows for a foul.
Sergio Pellissier (Chievo) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
Andrea Petagna (Spal) commits a foul during an attacking move.
Chievo fail to score from a corner as Alfred Gomis (Spal) leaps to collect the ball.
A cross is whipped into the box by Pavel Jaroszynski (Chievo) and Riccardo Meggiorini controls it well. He lines up the ball, but one of the defenders produces a timely intervention. Chievo win a corner.
Luca Rossettini (Chievo) pulls the shirt of his opponent and only escapes without punishment due to the benevolence of the referee.
Emanuele Giaccherini (Chievo) meets a cross inside the box, but Alfred Gomis wins the battle for the ball and the chance is gone.
Here we go, today's match is starting right now.
The players are on the pitch and Spal will have the kick-off.
Luca Banti will supervise the game today.
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