Parma 1 – 2 Juventus

Posted on 06/01/2010


Parma 1 – 2 Juventus

Salihamidzic 3 (J), Amoruso 25 (P), Castellini og 38 (J)

It took an own goal for Juventus to get back on track with a truly precious victory in Parma.
Ciro Ferrara was under enormous pressure with Guus Hiddink’s shadow hanging over him after going without a win in three Serie A games. Fabio Cannavaro was suspended, Momo Sissoko at the African Cup of Nations, Gigi Buffon, Vincenzo Iaquinta and Mauro Camoranesi injured. Only two points separated these teams in a head-to-head for third place and Parma’s home record was of six wins, one draw and one defeat. Alessandro Lucarelli and Massimo Paci sat out bans, while MacDonald Mariga and Alessandro Manzoni were injured.
Parma’s last win here over Juve was 1-0 on March 24 2002, the total record of their meetings being five victories each and eight draws.
Juventus broke through after three minutes with Hasan Salihamidzic. Giorgio Chiellini’s header from a corner kick was flicked on by the former Bayern Munich man from six yards.
Alex Manninger was at full stretch to turn a Jonathan Biabiany angled drive off target.
There was bad news for the Bianconeri when David Trezeguet landed awkwardly and seemed to hurt his right ankle, making way for Amauri.
Moments later, Parma drew level at the Tardini. Former Juventus star Nicola Amoruso was on target with his towering header from Zenoni’s cross, leaing above Nicola Legrottaglie.
Manninger had to fingertip an Amoruso screamer from distance out from under the crossbar.
However, Parma gifted Juve the lead with Castellini’s howler. Diego’s corner kick was deflected by Fabio Grosso and in a clumsy bid to nod over the bar, the Parma defender ended up heading into his own net. The corner had been earned because a wayward Martin Caceres cross was turning into a lob that had to be fingertipped out.
After the restart Grosso had an effort charged down, but at the other end Zenoni’s cross flashed across the face of goal with no Parma teammates to get the final touch.
Diego’s free kick scraped a coat of paint off the crossbar, but Juventus were reduced to 10 men for the final 20 minutes when Caceres picked up a second yellow card for his foul on Zaccardo in midfield.
Naturally Parma poured forward and laid siege to Manninger’s goal, Amoruso drilling one of their best chances just wide. Valeri Bojinov fired a dangerous free kick right at the defensive wall.

Parma: Mirante; Zaccardo, Panucci, Dellafiore, Zenoni; Dzemaili, Morrone, Galloppa (Paloschi 81), Castellini (Bojinov 66); Biabiany, Amoruso

Juventus: Manninger; Caceres, Legrottaglie, Chiellini, Grosso; Salihamidzic (De Ceglie 78), Poulsen, Felipe Melo, Marchisio; Diego (Grygera 75); Trezeguet (Amauri 22)

Ref: Rizzoli
Sent off: Caceres 72 (J)


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