Thursday February 2 2012
Novara-Chievo gets go-ahead

Novara-Chievo will go ahead as planned despite the snow, as Coach Emiliano Mondonico makes his debut.

This midweek round has seen four games called off due to the extraordinary cold weather front crossing Italy at the moment.

It has been snowing throughout the day in Novara, but the Stadio Silvio Piola and its artificial pitch are holding out well, so the match will go ahead at 19.45 UK time.

Novara sacked Attilio Tesser this week after he led the club to its first Serie A campaign in 55 years and brought in Mondonico, who returns to football a year after his operation to remove a 5kg tumour.

The Piedmont club are without the injured Carlalberto Ludi, Taka Morimoto, Matteo Centurioni and Francesco Coser.

Chievo have almost a full squad to choose from, but need to recover after two consecutive defeats to Siena in the Coppa Italia and Lazio in Serie A.

Only Nicolas Frey misses out on this trip.

Novara: Ujkani; Morganella, Rinaudo, Paci, Lisuzzo; Gemiti, Porcari, Radovanovic; Rigoni; Caracciolo, Mascara

Chievo: Sorrentino; Sardo, Andreolli, Acerbi, Dramè; Luciano, Bradley, Hetemaj; Thereau; Pellissier, Paloschi

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