SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 31 - 7 Apr 2013 (14.00 UK)
0 - 0 Parma
Stadio Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena

Siena wasted a great opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone, as they could not do more than a 0-0 home draw with Parma.

Robur seemed doomed pre-season with a six-point penalty, but had dragged themselves to third-from-bottom and with hope of achieving a miracle, even with Christian Terlizzi injured, Dias Felipe and Francesco Della Rocca banned. Parma were essentially safe in mid-table and welcomed Jaime Valdes back from suspension, albeit only on the bench.

The Ducali’s record in Siena was three wins, three draws and only one defeat in March 2008, but they had lost their last four consecutive away games this season.

Innocent Emeghara threatened to open the scoring straight away, running away from his marker to place the lob on to the roof of the net.

Gianluca Pegolo needed a tough save on five minutes, as he flew to palm a Sotiris Ninis volley out from under the crossbar.

Nicola Sansone’s smart assist just needed to be pushed in from six yards, but Amauri only scuffed the ball. Antonio Mirante blocked a weak Jonathan Biabiany header, then Amauri drilled wide after good work from Biabiany.

Simone Vergassola drilled just wide, as did Sansone from a Massimo Gobbi chipped pass, while Pegolo had his palms stung by Valdes.

Marco Parolo was lucky that Angelo and Alessandro Rosina failed to make the most of his error in midfield, sparking a counter-attack.

Sansone skipped between two defenders to unleash a blockbuster from distance that whistled just wide of the upright. Pegolo had to sprint off his line to stop Biabiany getting on the end of a long ball, smothering at his feet.


: Pegolo; Teixeira, Paci, Terzi; Angelo, Calello, Vergassola, Rubin; Rosina (Valiani 80), Agra (Pozzi 59); Emeghara (Bogdani 87)
Parma: Mirante; Benalouane, Paletta, Lucarelli, Gobbi; Ninis (Valdes 46), Marchionni, Parolo; Biabiany (Belfodil 78), Amauri, Sansone (Rosi 84)
Ref: Bergonzi