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Ennio Tardini (ATT 12,000) 15th December 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: D Tomassi

Parma Parma vs Cagliari Cagliari

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Parma held by Cagliari

Last Updated: 15/12/13 5:12pm

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Antonio Cassano was unable to find the net for Parma

Antonio Cassano was unable to find the net for Parma

Parma and Cagliari played out a goalless draw on Sunday as the Sardinians' long wait for an away win goes on.

In a match with plenty of chances but no goals, Cagliari had their fair share of opportunities to end a winless away run which dates back to February 17.

The result extends Parma's unbeaten league run to five matches, but if Roberto Donadoni felt his side threw away two points in their 3-3 draw with Inter Milan last time out, he may well feel the same about this one given the number of openings they had after the break.

However, it was Cagliari who dominated the early going.

Albin Ekdal headed wide from a free-kick in the fourth minute before Marco Sau turned another effort left of the post from Daniele Dessena's corner.

Ekdal lined up a free-kick in the 27th minute but blazed over before Dessena brought a save from Antonio Mirante with a close-range effort.

Parma had to wait until the 37th minute for a sight of goal but Massimo Gobbi wasted it firing wide.

Mirante then denied Sau, but the final chance of the first half belonged to Parma's Jonathan Biabiany who headed wide.

That was a sign of things to come as Parma bossed the second half, even if the accuracy of their finishing did not improve.

Gobbi fired wide before Antonio Cassano sent a free-kick high over the crossbar.

At the other end, Anderson Nene's long-range effort was narrowly wide but Parma were soon in the ascendency again, with Biabiany shooting over and Afriye Acquah narrowly off target moments later.

As time ticked down, Amauri headed narrowly wide for the hosts and then, deep in stoppage time, Nene blazed wildly over when given a chance to nick it.

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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