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poli rallies for epic win, keeps Serie A dream alive

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 April 2018 12:00 AM GMT

ples, April 9: Italian football club poli rallied from one goal down to earn a late 2-1 home victory over Chievo Vero in the 31st round of the Italian league, keeping their dream of a Serie A title alive. After this win, poli remains in the second position in the Serie A table with 77 points, four points behind defending champion Juventus, while Chievo Vero is in 14th place with 29 points.

poli could have stayed out of trouble if Dries Mertens had successfully scored on his pelty kick in the 50th minute.

But it was Chievo Vero that pulled ahead on a goal from Mariusz Stepinski, who took full advantage of defender Kalidou Koulibaly’s mistake in the 73rd minute.

As the match was nearing its end, Chievo Vero seemed on their way to a 1-0 win.

However, poli, with no margin for error after Juventus’s 4-2 win against Benevento on Saturday, staged a late revival.

Arkadiusz Milik netted the equalizer, connecting on a Lorenzo Insigne cross with just one minute to go before the second-half stoppage time.

Things fell apart for Chievo Vero when they conceded another goal in the last minute of stoppage time by Amadou Diawara, who collected a ricocheted ball off the post inside the area and fired it home.

Elsewhere, Hellas Vero defeated Cagliari 1-0 to remain in second-to-last place with 25 points, while Cagliari is in 15th place with 29 points. Crotone made a 1-0 home win over Bolog to occupy 18th place with 27 points, leaving Bolog in 12th place with 35 points. IANS

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