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Angelo Massimino 22nd September 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: P Mazzoleni

Catania Catania vs Parma Parma

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Parma 0

Catania get off the mark

Last Updated: 22/09/13 5:55pm

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Fabian Monzon and Mattia Cassani contest a high ball

Fabian Monzon and Mattia Cassani contest a high ball

Catania held Parma to a goalless draw on Sunday at the Angelo Massimino Stadium to clinch their first point this season.

The heavy rain which had fallen earlier in the day in Catania made playing conditions difficult for both sides.

The result will please Catania coach Rolando Maran, whose team went into the encounter on the back of three consecutive defeats and having given away seven goals.

However, Catania's struggles in front of goal - they have found the net just once - continue.

Parma, like Catania, remain winless after four games coach Roberto Donadoni will be disappointed that his players could not make the most of their chances.

Gonzalo Bergessio should have given Catania a second-minute lead when he got behind Jaroslav Plasil's cross, but his six-yard strike went inches wide of the far post.

Parma had their first chance in the 37th minute when Antonio Cassano's goal-bound shot was deflected out for a corner.

On the stroke of half-time, Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante had to dive to his right to clear Nicola Spolli's powerful header from Pablo Barrientos' cross.

Parma came to life in the second half and on the hour mark Amauri came close to breaking the deadlock when he got past Spolli and struck a right-footed shot towards the far post, forcing Catania goalkeeper Mariano Andujar into a full-stretch save.

In the 77th minute, Plasil's diagonal effort from the edge of the area beat Mirante but went inches wide of the near post.

Parma substitute Afriyie Acquah had the last opportunity of the game but saw his goal-bound shot blocked by defender Nicola Legrottaglie.

Catania travel to Rome to face Lazio on Wednesday while Parma hosts Atalanta next.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 28 67
2 Roma 28 53
3 Lazio 28 52
4 Sampdoria 28 48
5 Napoli 28 47
6 Fiorentina 28 46
7 Torino 28 39
8 AC Milan 28 38
9 Genoa 27 37
10 Inter Milan 28 37
11 Palermo 28 35
12 Udinese 27 33
13 Empoli 28 33
14 Sassuolo 28 32
15 Chievo 28 32
16 Verona 28 32
17 Atalanta 28 26
18 Cagliari 28 21
19 Cesena 28 21
20 Parma 26 9