SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 13 - 18 Nov 2012 (14.00 UK)
Udinese 2 - 2 Parma
Di Natale 10 (U), Marchionni 46 (P), Pereyra 46 (U), Palladino 88 (P)
Stadio Friuli

Raffaele Palladino came off the bench to grab a last-gasp equaliser, as Parma fought back for a 2-2 draw in Udine.

Francesco Guidolin faced his former club and tried to keep Udinese afloat after a stuttering campaign. The injury crisis continued with Mehdi Benatia, Giampiero Pinzi, Gabriel Silva, Luis Muriel, Willians, Andrea Lazzari and the suspended Danilo missing out. Parma had to do without Daniele Galloppa and Jonathan Biabiany was on a ban, so Under-21 international Nicola Sansone was given his chance to shine.

Parma had just one win at the Friuli in the last decade, a 2010-11 victory thanks to Amauri’s brace.

Antonio Di Natale broke the deadlock with a splendid goal, as he sprung the offside trap from a ball over the top, hooked it and waited for the goalkeeper to rush out so he could chip into an empty net.

Zeljko Brkic kept Parma in front with a stunning save to fingertip Amauri’s looping header out from under the bar.

Brkic nodded clear outside the penalty area and was fortunate he wasn’t facing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as Marco Parolo’s lob from distance was over the empty net.

Just 36 seconds after the restart, Parma veteran Marco Marchionni got the equaliser. He was quickest to react to an Amauri header down and slalomed between defenders to toe-poke the angled drive past Brkic.

It did not last long, as Antonio Mirante managed to palm away a Dusan Basta strike, but only into the path of Roberto Pereyra to tap in the rebound.

Di Natale went on the counter and curled a cross on to the head of Maicosuel, but Mirante was ready with the save.

Last week Udinese snatched a last-minute 2-2 draw, but this time they were on the other end of it, as Raffaele Palladino sprung the offside trap on a long ball over the top and lobbed Brkic.


Udinese: Brkic; Angella, Coda, Domizzi; Basta, Pereyra, Allan, Badu, Pasquale (Armero 67); Maicosuel (Faraoni 86); Di Natale (Ranegie 84)
Parma: Mirante; Rosi, Benalouane, Paletta, Lucarelli; Marchionni, Musacci (Acquah 65), Parolo; Sansone (Palladino 70), Amauri, Belfodil (Pabon 80)
Ref: Russo