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Ennio Tardini (ATT 14,000) 26th November 2012 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: L Banti

Parma Parma vs Inter Milan Inter

Parma 1

N Sansone (75)

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Inter 0

Inter stumble at Parma

Last Updated: 26/11/12 10:34pm

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Nicola Sansone celebrates putting Parma ahead

Nicola Sansone celebrates putting Parma ahead

Inter Milan failed to take advantage of Juventus' defeat to AC Milan on Sunday as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Parma.

Nicola Sansone scored the only goal of the game 15 minutes from time to give Parma a deserved win at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

Inter were once again off colour, losing for the second time in three games since beating Juve 3-1 in Turin.

It was an indication of what was to come when Walter Samuel almost turned a cross into his own goal in the fourth minute, but Samir Handanovic was alert to the danger.

Parma certainly had no fear and continued to attack their opponents, whose only shot in the first half came from Esteban Cambiasso, but the ball was blocked on the line.

Jonathan Biabiany was particularly inspired against his former club and his shot in the 44th minute flew just wide of the far post with Handanovic standing idly by, unable to intervene even had the shot been on target.

Five minutes into the second half, Biabiany flicked a header just wide of the far post as Parma continued to dictate affairs.

A free-kick from Jaime Valdes was deflected off the knee of Cambiasso, but Handanovic had the shot covered.

Parma gained a deserved lead in the 75th minute when Sansone picked up possession inside his own half and set off on a 30-yard run which culminated in a low shot into the bottom left-hand corner of Handanovic's goal.

Inter had 15 minutes left to muster an equaliser, but it was Parma who seemed more likely to score with Yohan Benalouane's header tipped over the crossbar five minutes from time.

Parma easily held on to the win which lifted them to seventh in the table and above AC Milan, maintaining an unbeaten home record that stretches back to March.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 34 79
2 Roma 34 64
3 Lazio 34 63
4 Napoli 33 56
5 Fiorentina 34 52
6 Sampdoria 34 51
7 Genoa 34 50
8 Inter Milan 34 49
9 Torino 33 48
10 AC Milan 33 43
11 Palermo 34 43
12 Udinese 34 41
13 Chievo 34 41
14 Verona 34 40
15 Empoli 33 38
16 Sassuolo 34 37
17 Atalanta 34 33
18 Cagliari 33 24
19 Cesena 34 24
20 Parma 33 16