SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 12 - 11 Nov 2012 (14.00 UK)
Parma 0 - 0
Stadio Ennio Tardini

Parma dominated this match, but were denied by a solid defensive performance – and acrobatic goalline clearance – from Siena.

The Ducali were flying high in eighth place, but saw their wings clipped last week by defeat at Pescara. Siena ended their slide into despair with their first victory since September 27, but remained rooted to the bottom of the table, partly thanks to a six-point penalty.

Daniele Galloppa and Fabiano Santacroce were the only Parma absentees, as Amauri returned from injury, but the visitors missed Alessandro Rosina, Ze Eduardo, Javier Martinez and Ribair Rodriguez.

Siena lost Massimo Paci to a muscular problem in the warm-up, so Matteo Contini stepped in to defence.

Reginaldo had the first real chance with an angled drive that Antonio Mirante beat away. Aleandro Rosi was at full stretch to get on the end of a Jonathan Biabiany cross to the back stick, but was too unbalanced and fired over.

Marco Parolo’s angled drive wasn’t too far off target, as Siena focused on defending against Parma attacks.

Reginaldo had to go off for Siena, as he twice fell awkwardly on the same shoulder during the first half and could not continue.

Ishak Belfodil came on at half-time and within a minute his cross had found the head of Biabiany, forcing a good save out of Gianluca Pegolo. Another Belfodil assist was intercepted before Amauri could nod in from point-blank range.

Pegolo beat away a curling Musacci effort and fumbled a Marco Marchionni long-range strike, then watched Cristian Zaccardo’s screamer whistle just wide.

Siena did occasionally test Mirante, mainly with an Andrea Sestu blockbuster from midfield, but it was a Parma monologue with no high note.

The Ducali thought they had won it on 86 minutes when Pegolo mistimed the run off his line and fumbled the ball, but Felipe acrobatically cleared Biabiany’s backheel flick off the line.


Parma: Mirante; Zaccardo, Paletta, Lucarelli (Belfodil 46); Rosi, Marchionni, Musacci (Acquah 68), Parolo, Gobbi; Biabiany, Amauri (Sansone 80)
: Pegolo; Neto, Contini, Felipe; Angelo, Vergassola, Bolzoni, Del Grosso; Valiani (Mannini 67), Reginaldo (Sestu 43); Calaiò (Bogdani 88)
Ref: Celi