Parma 0-1 Chievo: Flying Donkeys compound misery on struggling Gialloblu

Date:11th February 2015 at 8:06pm
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Chievo beat 10-men Parma 1-0 at the Stadio Ennio Tardini to climb out of the relegation zone and leave the home side stuck at the foot of the table.

This fixture was postponed due to bad weather at the weekend and the away side took the spoils thanks to a second half free-kick from Ervin Zukanovic. However the home side did play the majority of the game with 10 men after Daniele Galloppa got sent off for two silly fouls in the first half.

Parma dominated the proceedings on an atrocious pitch in the first few minutes with Antonio Nocerino and Raffaele Palladino coming close.

McDonald Mariga had a good chance to open the scoring from a Silvestre Varela corner, but he couldn’t put his header on target.

At the other end, Ezequiel Schelotto had the half’s best chance to open the scoring from 10 yards out, after great work from Perparim Hetemaj, but skied his attempt.

Parma’s situation got worse when Galloppa got sent off for two bookable offences within five minutes, when he tripped Hetemaj needlessly at the 30-minute mark.

Chievo didn’t offer much going forward though they saw more of the ball, but the home side came close again with Zouhair Feddal missing by a whisker with a long range effort that dipped just over the crossbar.

The second half started with Chievo calling the shots and they took the lead through a sublime curling freekick by Zukanovic 10 minutes after the restart. His free-kick turned out a milestone goal, being Chievo’s 500th in Serie A.

Ishak Belfodil came on for Mariga as Roberto Donadoni knew his side needed to go all out for the equaliser, although it was substitute Ruben Botta who came close to doubling the visitors lead only for his effort to be deflected wide.

Parma had a lot of attempts but most of them were off target, and another Chievo substitute Riccardo Meggiorini then hit the post with an angled drive before Antonio Mirante denied Botta on the follow-up.

Late substitute Valter Birsa had the final chance to seal the game but he put it horribly wide with Mirante already beaten.


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