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Italian Serie A

Ennio Tardini (ATT 14,000) 10th February 2013 - Kick off 11:30 Ref: S Peruzzo

Parma Parma vs Genoa Genoa

Parma 0


Genoa 0

Goalless at Parma

Last Updated: 10/02/13 4:17pm

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It was 0-0 at Parma on Sunday

It was 0-0 at Parma on Sunday

Andrea Bertolacci struck the post twice in the second half as Genoa were denied what would have been an important win in the battle against the Serie A drop.

A goalless draw suggests a game of little attacking invention but there was no shortage of chances in an open match.

Bertolacci went closer than most when he hit the woodwork in the 48th and 57th minutes, but neither side could find the net.

Bertolacci had the first meaningful chance of the day, meeting Eros Pisano's cross at the near post and drawing a diving save from Nicola Pavarini.

Parma returned fire through Amauri, but his shot lacked the necessary power.

The second instalment in what was to be an afternoon of frustration for Bertolacci came in the 27th minute when he was agonisingly close to putting the final touch on Marco Boriello's cross.

Sebastien Frey kept the hosts at bay 10 minutes later when he got fingertips to Ishak Belfodil's headed effort, before Boriello sent the final chance of the half over the bar.

The second half saw both sides start busily, Sotiris Ninis wasting an early opening for Parma before Bertolacci lined up a 25-yard strike which beat Pavarini but not the far post.

Bertolacci looked comfortably the man most likely to break the deadlock and nine minutes after he was first denied by the frame of the goal he again clattered the post, this time with a right-footed effort from the centre of the area.

Genoa would have been good value for a goal but could not find the finish - Marco Rigoni and Borriello both spurning decent chances before the hour mark.

Parma were not making up the numbers, though, and Frey produced a fine stop to keep out Amauri's close-range attempt.

Indeed, the hosts ended the game in the ascendance, Jaime Valdes and Jonathan Biabinay each going close to a winner.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 38 87
2 Roma 38 70
3 Lazio 38 69
4 Fiorentina 38 64
5 Napoli 38 63
6 Genoa 38 59
7 Sampdoria 38 56
8 Inter Milan 38 55
9 Torino 38 54
10 AC Milan 38 52
11 Palermo 38 49
12 Sassuolo 38 49
13 Verona 38 46
14 Chievo 38 43
15 Empoli 38 42
16 Udinese 38 41
17 Atalanta 38 37
18 Cagliari 38 34
19 Cesena 38 24
20 Parma 38 19