Aleandro Rosi gave Parma the late victory in Trieste, as Cagliari continue to struggle in these final weeks.
There was precious little to play for at the Stadio Rocco in Trieste, which continues to host Cagliari’s home games after the Is Arenas was ruled unsafe. Both sides were safe in midtable and comfortably seeing out the final rounds. Mauricio Pinilla continued his ban with the injured Francesco Pisano and Davide Astori, while Alessandro Lucarelli was suspended for the visitors, who also missed Gianluca Sansone, Djamel Mesbha and MacDonald Mariga.
Michael Agazzi flew to fingertip a fierce Marco Parolo volley out from under the crossbar, while Ishak Belfodil fired wide from a very promising position.
Cagliari came out of their shells and Thiago Ribeiro’s angled drive forced Antonio Mirante into a great reaction save.
Andrea Coda risked an own goal before the break, but Antonio Mirante was able to keep out the misplaced back-header.
Mirante rushed out and used his legs to parry a Victor Ibarbo angled drive, then Nene had to clear Belfodil’s header off the line from the resulting corner.
Amauri had the ball in the back of the net on 73 minutes, but it was disallowed for the striker’s push on the goalkeeper.
Parma did take the lead from a corner, as Agazzi did well to beat away an Amauri header, but could do nothing on the Aleandro Rosi follow-up from point-blank range.