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Serie A Week 3 - 19/9/10 (14.00 UK)
Parma 1 - 1 Genoa
Toni pen 28 (G), Zaccardo 73 (P)
Stadio Ennio Tardini

Cristian Zaccardo gave away a penalty and scored the equaliser in a point that does little to satisfy either side, but did Parma net a second?

Both sides suffered shock defeats last weekend, as Parma wasted so many chances only to capitulate to two Catania penalties, while Genoa were hammered 3-1 on home turf by Chievo. Luca Toni returned from injury, though Raffaele Palladino and Bosko Jankovic were still out. Alessandro Lucarelli was suspended with Alberto Paloschi and long-term absentee Daniele Galloppa missing.

Parma hit the back of the net after 20 minutes with Valeri Bojinov nodding in Sebastian Giovinco's free kick, but the goal was disallowed for an offside position.

Zaccardo's handling offence was spotted by the referee, who awarded a penalty to Genoa. Toni converted even though Antonio Mirante got a hand to it, scoring his first goal for the Grifone.

Toni threatened a second, hitting the side-netting from Rafinha's assist, while at the other end Zaccardo nodded Antonelli's cross just wide.

Rodrigo Palacio wasted a great chance in first half stoppages, as he tried to do it all himself when he should've passed to the unmarked Giandomenico Mesto.

Eduardo plucked a Francesco Valiani screamer out of the top corner.

Parma got their deserved equaliser when Bojinov floated a free kick to the back post for Zaccardo's header. The defender made up for his earlier error on the penalty.

The Ducali thought they had scored a second with eight minutes to go, as Eduardo flapped a Marques shot off the line, but replays suggest the ball may well have crossed over.


Parma: Mirante; Zaccardo, Paci, Paletta, Antonelli; Valiani, Morrone, Gobbi (Candreva 55); Giovinco, Bojinov (Crespo 73), Marques

Genoa: Eduardo; Rossi, Ranocchia, Dainelli, Criscito; Rafinha, Milanetto, Miguel Veloso (Kharja 61); Palacio (Sculli 66), Toni, Mesto (Chico 85)

Ref: Rizzoli


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