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Italy Serie A

Marc' Antonio Bentegodi 19th January 2014 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: D Orsato

Chievo Chievo vs Parma Parma

Chievo 1

A Paloschi (15)


Parma 2

A Cassano (27)
A Lucarelli (90+3)

Cassano the star for Parma

Last Updated: 19/01/14 5:28pm

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Alberto Paloschi tries to escape Gabriel Paletta

Alberto Paloschi tries to escape Gabriel Paletta

Antonio Cassano inspired Parma to an injury-time victory as they came from behind to make it three straight Serie A wins with a 2-1 success at Chievo.

The visitors trailed to Alberto Paloschi's 15th-minute goal, but would have levelled 10 minutes later had Amauri not seen his penalty saved by Christian Puggioni.

They had to wait just three more minutes for the equaliser, though, as Cassano finished with aplomb.

The Italy striker turned creator to set up a 93rd-minute winner for Alessandro Lucarelli, which left Chievo in trouble towards the bottom of the table.

Marco Parolo shot just wide for Parma early on, but they had a let off in the 13th minute when Alberto Paloschi's goal was ruled out, Cyril Thereau, who set him up, adjudged offside.

But the hosts went ahead soon after following a scramble in the Parma area.

Simone Bentivoglio struck the bar from close range and on the rebound Paloschi tapped in.

Amauri wasted his chance from the spot after Perparim Hetemaj had been penalised for handball, but Cassano brought Parma level.

The striker fired into the bottom left corner from inside the area.

Amauri, seeking to atone for his penalty miss, headed narrowly wide and then almost caught out Puggioni with a clever lob, which the goalkeeper tipped just over, as Parma ended the half in charge.

So it continued in the second, Amauri, Cassano and Dejan Lazarevic all shooting over the bar.

Amauri was heavily involved now and he fired over the top again after a run down the left channel before firing another effort wide.

Gennaro Sardo almost snatched an undeserved winner in the 85th minute for Chievo, but his shot from long range went inches wide.

Instead Parma stole the points, Cassano's trickery down the left setting up Lucarelli, who shot home.

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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 34 90
2 Roma 34 82
3 Napoli 34 68
4 Fiorentina 34 58
5 Inter Milan 34 56
6 Parma 34 51
7 AC Milan 34 51
8 Torino 34 49
9 Verona 34 49
10 Lazio 34 49
11 Atalanta 34 46
12 Sampdoria 34 41
13 Udinese 34 39
14 Genoa 34 39
15 Cagliari 34 36
16 Chievo 34 30
17 Sassuolo 34 28
18 Bologna 34 28
19 Livorno 34 25
20 Catania 34 23