Chievo have the upper hand after winning the first leg of the Serie B promotion play-off semi-final 2-0 against Spezia and parrying another penalty.
It took all of nine minutes for the Flying Donkeys to take the comfortable lead, as Filip Djordjevic opened the scoring from a corner, quickly followed by Jacopo Segre firing in the Joel Obi assist.
Just as in the preliminary round of the play-offs, Chievo goalkeeper Adrian Semper was decisive by saving a penalty, this time from Matteo Ricci after Emmanuel Gyasi was brought down.
Spezia were unlucky and also hit the woodwork with M’Bala Nzola’s header, but Chievo had the same result with Jonathan Morsay in the final minutes.
The second leg will be played in Spezia on Tuesday evening, while the first leg of the other semi-final Frosinone-Pordenone is on Sunday.
Chievo 2-0 Spezia
Djordjevic 2 (C), Segre 9 (C)
Saved penalty: Ricci 58 (S)