SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 2 - 2 Sep 2012 (19.45 UK)
Parma 2 - 0 Chievo
Belfodil 32 (P), Rosi 86 (P)
Stadio Ennio Tardini

Parma thanked two of their younger players for the goals in this relegation dogfight victory over Chievo.

The Ducali lost their opener in Turin, although would be more likely to expect points in this fixture. Amauri and Fabiano Santacroce were still sidelined, while Chievo missed Alberto Paloschi and Boukary Drame.

Stefano Sorrentino parried a Gabriel Paletta header, then Daniele Galloppa failed to pounce on the loose ball.

Dorlan Pabon’s volley was off target from the edge of the box. Parma broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark when Jaime Valdes chipped a ball over the top for Galloppa to cross from the left and Ishak Belfodil’s header was in off the underside of the bar from six yards.

At the dawn of the second half Luciano’s wayward volley turned into an assist for Cyril Thereau, but he only managed to deflect it over the bar from seven yards as he came sliding in.

Antonio Mirante needed a desperate save to deny the Sergio Pellissier screamer.

Parma added a second late on to make the result secure with a classic counter-attack, as Aleandro Rosi gathered from Jonathan Biabiany, cut back to commit his marker and slipped home the shot at the near post.


Parma: Mirante; Zaccardo, Paletta, Lucarelli; Biabiany, Parolo (Morrone 72), Valdes, Galloppa, Gobbi; Belfodil (Rosi 82), Pabon (Palladino 58)
Chievo: Sorrentino; Sardo, Cesar, Dainelli, Frey; Luciano (Rigoni 80), Guana, Hetemaj; Cruzado (Di Michele 59); Thereau, Pellissier (Moscardelli 69)
Ref: Massa