Emanuele Giaccherini transformed the game, providing a goal and assist for Roberto Inglese, as Chievo beat Cagliari for their first win since November.
The Flying Donkeys finally ended their dismal run with a hard-fought victory at the Stadio Bentegodi.
Alessio Cragno performed heroics on two Inglese headers and was almost caught out on a Leandro Castan back-pass.
Chievo finally broke through when Napoli-owned Giaccherini made a remarkable impact off the bench, as within six minutes he had earned and converted a wonderful free kick, then provided the assist for Inglese’s curler.
Leonardo Pavoletti kept Cagliari in it to the end with his diving header into the far top corner, but Stefano Sorrentino prevented the striker’s acrobatic volley drawing level.
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