Goal scorers: '4 Martinho; '85 Alhassan (N)
It's a draw the final score between Hellas Verona and Novara.
The gialloblu start well the match by scoring with Brazilian new signing Martinho after a great run by Hallfredsson.
Hellas try to double their lead while Novara desperately try to find an equalizer. At the end of the first half it's Rafael who amazingly saves two times in a second.
The second half gives few emotions and when everything seem closed, Novara find the equalizer with Alhassan whose 30 yards shot found Rafael unprepared.
Here's the live commentary of the match:
'4: GOOOAAAL!!! Great run by Hallfredsson that passes to Martinho who beats Bardi to give the lead to the gialloblu;
'9: great defensive play by Moras who clears a dangerous shot by Lazzari;
'14: Rafael saves a dangerous shot by Gonzalez;
'17: Maietta challenges Piovaccari: the ball goes close to the right post;
'27: Hallfredsson tries another assist but the ball is cleared in corner kick;
'34: good action by the gialloblu: Hallfredsson's shot is just wide;
'41: Gonzalez tries a long shot but the ball is out;
'45: double amazing save by Rafael: the first on Lazzari then he blocks Piovaccari's shot from a yard;
'49: Piovaccari's shot is easily saved by Hellas Brazilian goalkeeper;
'81: Lisuzzo header is not dangerous for Rafael;
'85: Goal for Novara. Alhassan shot from 30 yards finding Rafael unprepared;
'92: Cacciatore tries to win the game with a good shot but the ball is high over the bar;
'94: Maietta crosses from the left but nobody heads it.
Hellas Verona FC: (4-3-3) Rafael; Abbate, Moras, Maietta, Cacciatore; Bacinovic ('54 Laner), Jorginho, Martinho ('82 Ceccarelli); Gomez, Cacia ('72 Bojinov), Hallfredsson.
Subs not used: Berardi, Albertazzi, Carrozza, Calvano, Fatic.
Manager: Andrea Mandorlini
Novara: (4-3-1-2) Bardi; Del Prete ('72 Lepiller), Lisuzzo, Ludi, Parravicini ('54 Buzzegoli); Marianini, Ghiringhelli, Alhassan; Lazzari; Gonzalez, Piovaccari ('61 Baclet).
Subs not used: Kosicky, Alborno, Faragò, Bastrini.
Manager: Attilio Tesser
Target: Yellow card: Lisuzzo, Ghiringhelli, Laner. Red Card: -. Attendance: tickets: 3.784, season tickets: 11.564; total attendance: 15.348.