Serie A Week 13 - 21/11/10 (14.00 UK)
Parma 1 - 1 Lazio
Crespo 23 (P), Antonelli og 45+2 (L)
Stadio Tardini

Hernan Crespo scored against his former club, but Luca Antonelli's own goal gave Lazio a point.

The Ducali were hoping for a third consecutive victory, but welcomed a Lazio side that was flying high in second place. Gabriel Paletta sat out a ban with Sebastian Giovinco, Alberto Paloschi, Daniele Galloppa and Francesco Valiani sidelined.

Parma haven’t beaten Lazio at home since October 24, 2004. Mauro Zarate broke past Blerim Dzemaili for a strike that skimmed the crossbar. Bad news for the Ducali, who lost Stefano Morrone to a knock to the knee after just 20 minutes.

Hernan Crespo broke the deadlock against his former club. Substitute Angelo whipped in a cross from the right for Crespo's glancing header from six yards that flashed across a static Nando Muslera to slot into the far corner.

Stefano Mauri exchanged passes with Zarate only to have his finish charged down by Alessandro Lucarelli. Crespo then threatened a second goal, his volley flashing over the bar.

It was so nearly 1-1 on 39 minutes. Antonio Mirante spilled a Hernanes snapshot and Zarate came flying in to pounce on the loose ball, but Massimo Paci also slid in for a goalline clearance.

Lazio did get back on level terms at the Tardini in first half stoppages. Some acrobatic Angelo defending on Stefan Radu forced a corner kick and from there Sergio Floccari's header at the near post took a massive deflection off Luca Antonelli to loop over his goalkeeper.

After the restart the Biancocelesti went on a counter-attack with Hernanes, but Sergio Floccari hesitated and it allowed Alessandro Lucarelli to get back into position.

Zarate's stuttering run set him up for a shot beaten away at point-blank range, then Paci dived in to stop Hernanes getting the follow-up. Hernanes also nutmegged a defender to skim the base of the near post.

Mirante spilled a Zarate curler, then Muslera pushed a Marques rising strike out of the top corner.

A late free kick came to Zaccardo at the back post, who got round Radu only to fire wide. Francelino Matuzalem and Stefan Lichtsteiner both tested Mirante in the closing stages.

Parma: Mirante; Zaccardo, Paci, Lucarelli, Antonelli; Morrone (Angelo 20), Dzemaili (Dellafiore 88), Gobbi; Candreva, Bojinov (Marques 57), Crespo

Lazio: Muslera; Lichtsteiner, Dias, Biava (Diakite' 75), Radu; Brocchi, Matuzalem; Mauri, Floccari, Hernanes (Ledesma 71); Zarate (Rocchi 81)

Ref: Rizzoli

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