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Stadio Armando Picchi (ATT 11,000) 11th January 2014 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: Massimiliano Irrati

Livorno Livorno vs Parma Parma

Livorno 0

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Parma 3

R Palladino (2)
Amauri (86, pen 90+3)

Parma take victory

Last Updated: 11/01/14 7:36pm

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Emerson Ramos and Jonathan Biabiany tangle.

Emerson Ramos and Jonathan Biabiany tangle.

Parma ran out victorious against Serie A's bottom club Livorno by an emphatic but flattering 3-0 scoreline.

Raffaele Palladino's early goal should have set the tone against a team who went into the game with only three wins and four draws from 18 games.

But instead Parma were made to withstand a second-half onslaught before Amauri's double in the last five minutes, including a stoppage-time penalty, wrapped up the points.

It seemed straightforward when, in the second minute, Jonathan Biabiany crossed from the right and Palladino finished with his left foot.

Livorno twice tried their luck from distance, Emerson shooting well over before Ibrahima M'Baye's effort flashed just wide.

Palladino went close to a second in the 17th minute, his shot brushing the outside of the post from Afriyie Acquah's cross.

Visiting keeper Antonio Mirante had to make saves from Leandro Greco's long-range shot and Paulinho's free-kick before half-time, while Amauri shot wide at the other end after being teed up by Biabiany.

After the break, though, it was almost all Livorno as the basement-dwellers sought an equaliser.

Luca Siligardi was denied by Mirante after a neat exchange with Paulinho and Marco Benassi shot over.

Piccini was denied at point-blank range by Mirante after meeting Siligardi's cross with a diving header.

Benassi, again, and Leandro Greco both shot wide, the latter from close range, before Mirante produced two more excellent saves to preserve his side's advantage.

Siligardi's 30-yard drive and Emerson's left-foot effort both extended the keeper but he proved equal to the task on each occasion.

And his efforts were rewarded as the home side's challenge petered out in the final 10 minutes.

Marco Parolo almost made it 2-0, only for keeper Francesco Bardi to match his opposite number's efforts.

Bardi also denied Nicola Sansone from close range but could only set up a goalmouth melee, in which Massimo Gobbi contrived to hit the post before Amauri finally converted.

And deep in stoppage time, Emerson fouled Mendez allowing the Brazil-born striker to score his second from the penalty spot.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 37 86
2 Roma 36 67
3 Lazio 36 66
4 Napoli 37 63
5 Fiorentina 37 61
6 Genoa 37 59
7 Sampdoria 37 55
8 Inter Milan 37 52
9 Torino 37 51
10 AC Milan 37 49
11 Palermo 37 46
12 Sassuolo 37 46
13 Verona 37 45
14 Chievo 37 43
15 Empoli 37 42
16 Udinese 37 41
17 Atalanta 37 37
18 Cagliari 37 31
19 Cesena 37 24
20 Parma 37 18

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