SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 34 - 28 Apr 2013 (14.00 UK)
Parma 0 - 0 Lazio
Stadio Ennio Tardini

Both sides had goals ruled offside, but the 0-0 reflects the poor current form of Parma and Lazio.

These were two teams in crisis, so much was at stake at the Stadio Tardini. The Aquile had lost five of the last seven games, including five consecutive away defeats. Alvaro Gonzalez was suspended with Lorik Cana, Senad Lulic and Cristian Brocchi sidelined. Parma had one win in five and were stuck in mid-table.

Federico Marchetti needed a stunning reaction save from point-blank range to deny Amauri’s header from a Jonathan Biabiany cross in the opening three minutes.

Djamel Mesbah’s free kick flashed just out of reach for Amauri and Alessandro Lucarelli, while Miroslav Klose miskicked a good opportunity set up by Antonio Candreva.

Candreva was booked for simulation when he fell under a Gabriel Paletta challenge on the counter-attack.

There was chaos on a Parma corner before the break and a desperate tackle put Paletta off in the six-yard box, allowing Marchetti to smother.

Parma had penalty appeals when Marco Marchionni went down under an Andre Dias challenge, but the referee waved play on. At the other end, Lazio complained that Hernanes had been fouled on the edge of the area.

In the opening minute of the second half, Amauri’s volley whistled inches wide of the upright with Marchetti scrambling across.

Ederson unleashed a rocket that flashed off target from the edge of the box and Lazio began to finally emerge from their shell.

Substitute Libor Kozak had two great chances within two minutes of coming on, as first he forced Antonio Mirante to save with his legs, then just failed to get his head to a Sergio Floccari cross.

Stefan Radu’s bullet header was inches over the bar from a corner. Giuseppe Biava received a second yellow card in stoppages.

In injury time, both sides had a goal disallowed for offside, including Kozak’s header on a free kick with the last kick of the game.


Parma: Mirante; Benalouane, Paletta, Lucarelli, Mesbah (Gobbi 79); Marchionni (Ninis 70), Valdes, Parolo; Biabiany (N Sansone 70), Amauri, Belfodil
Lazio: Marchetti; Konko, Biava, Andre Dias, Radu (Pereirinha 83); Onazi, Ledesma; Candreva, Hernanes, Ederson (Floccari 67); Klose (Kozak 75)
Ref: Calvarese

Sent off: Biava 94 (L)