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Italian Serie A

Ennio Tardini (ATT 12,000) 23rd March 2014 - Kick off 11:30 Ref: D Tomassi

Parma Parma vs Genoa Genoa

Parma 1

E Schelotto (31)


Genoa 1

I Cofie (21)

Missed chance for Parma

Last Updated: 23/03/14 2:03pm

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Emanuele Calaio is challenged by Gabriel Paletta

Emanuele Calaio is challenged by Gabriel Paletta

Parma missed the chance to move up to fourth in the Serie A standings after being held at home to a 1-1 draw by Genoa.

Isaac Cofie gave the visitors a lead which lasted just 10 minutes before Ezequiel Schelotto levelled.

Parma searched more insistently for a winner while Genoa also had chances to take all three points, but there were no further goals as the two sides took a point apiece, Parma remaining behind Fiorentina and Inter in the search for a place in Europe next season

Parma started the game brightly with two good early chances to take the lead.

Gobbi wasted the first after exchanging passes with Amauri only to send his shot into the sky.

Just a few minutes later, Schelotto sent in a cross from the right which Amauri missed by a matter of inches, and Mattia Perin collected.

Genoa lost Francesco Matuzalem to injury after just 15 minutes, but they took the lead six minutes later through Cofie, who left Antonio Mirante no chance with a shot into the far corner.

An acrobatic effort from Amauri just missed the target as Parma searched for an equaliser, which they found within 10 minutes.

Antonio Cassano's free-kick was sent back into the danger area by Alessandro Lucarelli with the ball finding its way through to Schelotto, who sent his shot into the roof of the net.

Gianni Munari and Emanuele Calaio went close with both sides clearly keen on the points and not settling in any way for a draw.

Amauri and Marco Parolo wasted further chances for Parma, who almost fell behind in the 76th minute when Paolo De Ceglie's deflected cross landed on the top of the crossbar.

Parma launched a late rally, but Perin proved decisive with saves from Amauri and a deflected Raffaele Palladino effort denying the hosts victory.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 32 73
2 Lazio 32 59
3 Roma 32 58
4 Napoli 32 56
5 Sampdoria 32 50
6 Fiorentina 32 49
7 Genoa 32 47
8 Torino 32 47
9 Inter Milan 32 45
10 AC Milan 32 43
11 Palermo 32 41
12 Verona 32 39
13 Udinese 32 38
14 Chievo 32 37
15 Sassuolo 32 36
16 Empoli 32 35
17 Atalanta 32 31
18 Cagliari 32 24
19 Cesena 32 23
20 Parma 32 16