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Italian Serie A

(ATT 14,000) 4th November 2012 - Kick off 11:30 Ref: Davide Massa

Pescara Pescara vs Parma Parma

Pescara 2

E Abbruscato (48)
V Weiss (90+3)


Parma 0

Pescara pick up overdue win

Last Updated: 04/11/12 2:26pm

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Aleandro Rosi vies with Francesco Modesto

Aleandro Rosi vies with Francesco Modesto

Pescara picked up their first win in over a month thanks to Elvis Abbruscato's first goal of the season and a late strike from Vladimir Weiss against Parma in Serie A.

It was only Pescara's second victory in front of their own fans this season, coming much to the relief of their under-fire coach Giovanni Stroppa, with both goals arriving in the second half.

Parma missed the chance to join Fiorentina in fifth place as their three-game winning streak came to an end in Abruzzo.

Marco Capuano missed the first chance for a sprightly home team when he turned and shot over the bar in the 25th minute.

Parma showed the confidence accrued from three straight wins with Jonathan Biabiany shooting over the bar and then beating Pescara goalkeeper Mattia Perin, whose blushes were saved by a covering defender.

Abbruscato created another good opening just before half time when he put Alessandro Lucarelli under pressure and took the ball to the goal-line, but his cut-back was cleared behind for a corner.

Abbruscato then scored his first goal of the season four minutes into the second half when he held off the challenge of Gabriele Paletta before picking his spot in the far corner.

The last time the much-travelled striker scored was in Serie B for Vicenza in January.

Lucarelli responded for Parma, but Perin pushed the Parma defender's header away at full stretch in the 51st minute.

Parma improved, but found Perin in fine form to keep them out while Pescara waited for chances to arrive on the counter attack.

Weiss was inches away from scoring from one of these before sealing the victory deep into stoppage time with a fine individual effort, using pace and strength to carry the ball 30 yards before dispatching it in off the inside of the right-hand post.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 20 49
2 Roma 20 42
3 Napoli 20 36
4 Lazio 20 34
5 Sampdoria 20 34
6 Fiorentina 20 31
7 Genoa 20 28
8 Palermo 20 27
9 Udinese 20 27
10 Inter Milan 20 26
11 AC Milan 20 26
12 Sassuolo 20 25
13 Torino 20 25
14 Verona 20 24
15 Atalanta 20 20
16 Cagliari 20 19
17 Empoli 20 19
18 Chievo 20 18
19 Cesena 20 12
20 Parma 20 10