Monday September 19 2011
Gio happy for goals, sad for red card

Sebastian Giovinco has reflected on becoming the League's joint-leading goal-scorer, and apologised for his sending off against Chievo.

The diminutive playmaker socred both of Parma's goals in their weekend win over the Mussi Volanti, including a stoppage-time penalty to steal the points.

However, the performance, which leaves Giovinco as joint-top-scorer in the League this season, was marred by his late sending off.

Booked earlier in the game for simulation, the Atomic Ant received a second yellow for playing on after the referee had blown for a free-kick.

"Scoring the 90th-minute goal has a special flavour, it tastes like a win twice over. It was important to get a result this Sunday and we are very happy, even if there is a bit of regret at the end for my expulsion.

"I had not heard the whistle, and continued to try to get another goal, the foul was not there for me, and I repeat, I have not heard anything.

"It is too bad, I'll not be there at Fiorentina [on Wednesday], but I know [Franco] Colomba will find the best solutions."

"Me as top-scorer? It has never happened, and it is a title that counts at the end of the season."

His Coach Colomba chose to reflect on the sending off in a positive light.

"Giovinco misses Fiorentina away? The rest to collect his breath may come in handy this week, for Sunday's game. We will try to exploit all our opportunities."