Final score

16 April 2011 20:45

41' (2nd half) Amauri
35' Giovinco
2 - 0
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi / Linesmen: Cariolato, Di Liberatore / Fourth official: Pierpaoli
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45' The first half ends with no injury time added; 1-0 between Parma and Inter
45' Amauri crosses for Morrone. The ball finishes wide
45' Zaccardo breaks up a one-two between Stankovic and Eto'o. The ball goes to Mirante
35' GOAL PARMA: GIOVINCO. Zaccardo on the right crosses for Modesto, who sets up Giovinco for a right-footed shot that finds the back of the net
29' A one-two between Pazzini and Eto'o sets up Stankovic for a shot, and his powerful right-footer forces a splendid save from Mirante
24' Left-footed shot on the turn from Eto'o, goes out for a goal kick
23' A free kick for Inter; the right-footer from Stankovic smacks off the upper angle
22' Cross from Nagatomo on the right for Eto'o. Zaccardo clears
19' Yellow card for Ranocchia
18' Morrone to Giovinco in the box, but Kharja cleans up
11' Morrone to Dzemaili, shot goes over the crossbar
9' Lucio passes to Eto'o who tries with his right. Blocked by Lucarelli
5' Lucarelli tries to shoot on the turn from the corner kick. The ball goes high over the bar
4' Giovinco takes a free kick for Parma. The ball is deflected by Stankovic and goes over the crossbar
1' WELCOME TO THE STADIO ENNIO TARDINI: everything is ready for Parma v Inter, the Serie A 2010/11 Week 33 fixture
1' The Nerazzurri kick off at the opening whistle
1' Against Parma, Leonardo has chosen Lucio and Ranocchia as the central defensive pair in front of Julio Cesar. Nagatomo and Chivu will play as full-backs, and in midfield will be Zanetti, Cambiasso, Kharja and Stankovic behind the forward pair of Pazzini and Eto'o
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50' The match ends after five minutes of injury time: Parma 2-0 Inter
49' Crespo receives a ball from Bojinov, then a rabona that goes wide
45' The referee signals for five minutes of injury time
45' Stankovic passes to Milito, who hits a powerful right-footed shot, but Mirante was ready for it
44' Substitution for Parma: Amauri comes off for Crespo
41' GOAL PARMA: AMAURI scores. Bojinov, on a pass from Modesto, assists Amauri for his right-footed shot that finishes in the net
36' Substitution for Parma: Giovinco comes off for Bojinov
32' Substitution for Inter: Kharja comes off for Pandev
31' Modesto passes to Valiani, whose shot is smothered by Julio Cesar
27' Yellow card for Stankovic
26' Amauri hits the crossbar
23' Stankovic, on a pass from Nagatomo, shoots low with his right foot. The ball goes wide
21' Yellow card for Paletta
21' Gobbi crosses to the far post. Ranocchia clears, but only as far as Morrone, who shoots wide
20' Substitution for Parma: Candreva comes off for Valiani
18' Sneijder passes to Stankovic, whose left-footer flies over the crossbar
16' Substitution for Inter: Pazzini comes off for Milito
15' Sneijder shoots just wide on a pass from Cambiasso
15' Candreva errs on a chance to serve Giovinco. Julio Cesar gathers
12' Cambiasso gets his head to a ball from Lucio on the left. Mirante comes off his line to gather it
8' Yellow card for Zaccardo
6' Eto'o down the right passes for Pazzini. Zaccardo closes down
4' Cross from Amauri, closed down by Lucio
3' Cross from Zaccardo which takes a dangerous bounce. Julio Cesar gathers the ball
2' Stankovic sets up Pazzini for a right-footed shot from outside the box. Mirante has it under control
1' The second half is underway between Parma and Inter
1' Substitution for Inter: Chivu comes off for Sneijder
Julio Cesar
Average rating 4.04
4 shots on target 4
8 shots off target 5
12 fouls committed 18
5 corners 3
4 offsides 0
20:06 ball possession 33:38
Leonardo v Parma: one home in each

Leonardo will face Parma for the third time in a competitive fixture as a coach today, after his two matches against them while in charge of AC Milan in 2009/10. In both those games the home side emerged as the winner.

One win for Colomba against Inter: Lippi sacked

This is the 11th time in competitive fixtures that Colomba has taken on Inter, with just one win so far for the newly-appointed Parma coach, 3 draws (all 1-1) and 6 Nerazzurri wins. The Nerazzurri have scored in all 10 games - 20 goals in total. The only Inter defeat to a side coached by Colomba proved fatal for Marcello Lippi: on 1 October 2000 the Nerazzurri lost 2-1 at the Stadio Granillo in Reggio Calabria, with the 2006 World Cup winner and then-Inter coach being relieved of his duties by the club.

Leonardo and Colomba: no goals in only previous match-up as coaches

Colomba and Leonardo have met only once before as coaches: Bologna 0-0 AC Milan on 7 February 2010, in Serie A.

Dramatic top v bottom season finale in May 2008

On 18 May 2008, the final day of the Serie A 2007/08 season saw a top v bottom clash between Inter and Parma at the Stadio Tardini, with Inter running out 2-0 winners to become Italian champions for the 16th time. The defeat proved fatal for Parma as it condemned them to their first ever relegation to Serie B. The match-winner was Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored a brace (62 and 79) after replacing Cesar on 51 minutes. The referee then was the same as today's: Gianluca Rocchi (Florence).

Parma: one win in last 14 competitive matches against Inter

Parma have won just one of their last 14 competitive matches played - home and away - against Inter. That victory came on 25 March 2006, when they edged a 1-0 win in Serie A at the Stadio Tardini. In the other 13 games in that period, there have been 4 draws and 9 Nerazzurri wins.

Fewest home wins in a Serie A season for Parma

Parma, who have won just four home games so far in the 2010/11 Serie A season, even if they were to win their last 3 games at the Stadio Tardini against Inter, Palermo and Juventus, will still have achieved their lowest ever number of home wins in a Serie A season. Their current record for fewest home wins is 7, which happened in both 2005/06 and 2007/08. At best that negative record can be equalled.

No clean sheets for Colomba in 15 games

Colomba's teams have conceded in each of the last 15 league games, letting in 26 goals in total. The last time one of Colomba's sides kept a clean sheet was on 14 February 2010, when his Bologna team beat Livorno 0-1 away.

Few goalscorers for Parma; Inter a 'cooperative'

Parma are one of 5 teams in Serie A 2010/11 with the fewest different goalscorers: just 9, the same as Bologna, Brescia, Cesena and Sampdoria. Those 9 players are Amauri, Bojinov, Candreva, Crespo, Giovinco, Lucarelli A., Morrone, Palladino and Zaccardo. Inter are one of 4 teams in Serie A 2010/11 to have found the net with the highest number of different players: 14, the same as Catania, Fiorentina and Genoa. The 14 Nerazzurri scorers are Cambiasso, Chivu, Eto’o, Kharja, Lucio, Maicon, Milito, Muntari, Nagatomo, Pandev, Pazzini, Sneijder, Stankovic and Thiago Motta.

Inter come good after the break

In Serie A 2010/11, Inter are the team that has earned the most points in the second half. Compared to their first-half scorelines, they are 21 points better off after 90 minutes.

Milito aiming for a ton

Diego Alberto Milito needs three more goals to make it 100 in games played for Italian teams. The first of his 97 strikes – which have come wearing the colours of Genoa and Inter, 51 in Serie A, 33 in Serie B, 5 in the Coppa Italia, 7 in European competitions and 1 in the Club World Cup – came on 1 February 2004, in the 39th minute of Genoa 1-1 Ascoli (Serie B).

300th appearance for Pandev with Italian clubs

Should he play today, Goran Pandev will celebrate his 300th career appearance with Italian clubs. His 299 appearances to date - wearing the colours of Spezia, Ancona, Lazio and Inter - are divided as follows: 222 in Serie A, 22 in Serie C-1, 24 in Coppa Italia, 27 in European competitions and 4 in other competitions. Pandev's debut in a competitive match came on 25 August 2002 in Venezia 2-1 Spezia (Coppa Italia).

wins(7) draws(6) defeats(14)

Parma - Inter suffered a two goals to nil defeat at the hands of Parma in the Serie A 2010/11, Week 33 match played this evening at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

In the first half Stankovic was the undisputed man-of-the-match for Inter. He came close on two occasions with a free-kick after 23 minutes which just missed the top corner and then with a long-range shot on 29 minutes which Mirante saved brilliantly. But it was Parma who took the lead after 35 minutes with neat passing between Zaccardo, Modesto and Giovinco who netted the ball with a left-foot shot. In the second half Sneijder came on and Inter began to speed up their game, but Amauri hit the crossbar on 74 minutes and then won the match 2 – 0 for Parma with his 86th minute goal. 

First half – As Maicon and Motta hadn't been picked and with Cordoba recovering from an operation on his meniscus, Leonardo reshuffled the team playing Nagatomo right-back and Chivu left-back pushing Zanetti forward into midfield alongside Cambiasso and Kharja; Sneijder stayed on the bench and Stankovic played behind the two strikers, Pazzini and Eto'o. For Parma Candreva and Giovinco played behind lone striker Amauri.
After three minutes of play Parma were awarded the first free-kick from 23 metres out. Giovinco took it and the ball was deflected off the wall for the first of two consecutive corners which ended with Lucarelli's overhead-kick floating high over the bar. Eto'o tried to come up with the response after 9 minutes when he took a pass from Lucio and hit a right from outside the area, but Lucarelli was there to turn the ball away for a corner, which came to nothing. Stankovic showed his skill on 23 minutes as he launched a free kick from 30 metres hitting it perfectly on his laces only to see it hit the angle of crossbar and upright to deny Inter's Drago a well-deserved goal. Undoubtedly the Serb midfielder was man-of-the-match and he went on to create even more problems for Parma as he picked up a pass from Eto'o and fired another long-distance missile, forcing Mirante to dive at full-stretch to save on 29 minutes. Parma took the lead in the 35th minute with Giovinco: Zaccardo crossed from the left, Modesto picked up the ball on the far post and passed it back to the former Juventus striker who beat Julio Cesar with a low left-footed shot. Stankovic again in the last minute of the first half tried to break through the Parma defence following a one-two with Eto'o, but Mirante came off his line to stop the ball on the ground. After 45 minutes the teams went into the dressing rooms with the score at 1-0 for Parma.

Second half – The second half got underway with Sneijder substituting Chivu. Zanetti moved back to cover in defence. Pazzini tried a shot from the edge of the area, picking up a pass from Stankovic, which Mirante saved after 47 minutes. It was Inter again on 57 minutes when Lucio crossed into the centre and Cambiasso headed the ball down for Eto'o and Ranocchia who were running in but, at the last minute, a brave Mirante dived to make the save. Sneijder came close too on the hour mark with a shot across goal which shaved the post. Leonardo took off Pazzini in the 61st minute and brought on Milito. Sneijder took a free-kick on 67 minutes which came back off the wall and then Stankovic tried again with a hard, low shot from outside the 18-yard box but watched the ball slip narrowly wide after 68 minutes. Inter piled the pressure on the defence and Mirante's goal, but it was Amauri who came closer to scoring than anyone else, as he intercepted a pass on 71 minutes and curled his shot towards the far post only to hit the crossbar. Two 74th minute tackles from Lucio in the penalty area, first of all on Giovinco and then on Antonelli brought protests from Parma as they claimed for fouls, but Rocchi was near at hand and let play go on. Amauri went on to put another nail in Inter's coffin as Modesto's pass from the left of the area found Bojinov, who in turn passed right to Amauri and he shot on the turn to beat the advancing Julio Cesar and make it 2-0. Milito kept on trying and his shot, following a pass from Stankovic found Mirante ready in the 90th minute. After 5 minutes of added time, the match ended 2-0, leaving the Nerazzurri on 63 points.

Parma 2-0 Inter (HT: 1-0)
: Giovinco 35, Amauri 86.

Parma: 83 Mirante; 5 Zaccardo, 29 Paletta, 6 Lucarelli, 18 Gobbi; 4 Morrone, 10 Dzemaili, 23 Modesto; 7 Candreva (80 Valiani 65), 21 Giovinco (86 Bojinov 81); 11 Amauri (9 Crespo 89).
Unused subs:1 Pavarini, 14 Galloppa, 26 Pisano, 40 Nwanko.
Coach: Franco Colomba.

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 55 Nagatomo, 6 Lucio, 15 Ranocchia, 26 Chivu (10 Sneijder 46); 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 14 Kharja (27 Pandev 77); 5 Stankovic; 7 Pazzini (22 Milito 61), 9 Eto'o.
Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 17 Mariga, 23 Materazzi, 20 Obi.

Coach: Leonardo.

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Florence).
Bookings: Ranocchia 19, Zaccardo 54, Paletta 66, Stankovic 72.

Added time: 0 + 5 minutes.

starting lineups

Mirante 1 Julio Cesar
Zaccardo 55 Nagatomo
Paletta 6 Lucio
Lucarelli 15 Ranocchia
Gobbi 26 Chivu
Morrone 4 Zanetti
Dzemaili 19 Cambiasso
Modesto 5 Stankovic
Candreva 14 Kharja
Giovinco 7 Pazzini
Amauri 9 Eto'o


Pavarini 12 Castellazzi
Crespo 10 Sneijder
Galloppa 17 Mariga
Pisano 23 Materazzi
Nwankwo 20 Obi
Valiani 22 Milito
Bojinov 27 Pandev