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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 38 102
2 Roma 38 85
3 Napoli 38 78
4 Fiorentina 38 65
5 Inter Milan 38 60
6 Parma 38 58
7 Torino 38 57
8 AC Milan 38 57
9 Lazio 38 56
10 Verona 38 54
11 Atalanta 38 50
12 Sampdoria 38 45
13 Udinese 38 44
14 Genoa 38 44
15 Cagliari 38 39
16 Chievo 38 36
17 Sassuolo 38 34
18 Catania 38 32
19 Bologna 38 29
20 Livorno 38 25