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2 vs 2
Played
September 30, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
Stadio Artemio Franchi — Firenze
Referee:‬ D. Massa‎
Attendance:‬ 28524‎
 
Top of the Match
Juan Vargas
Juan Vargas
Fiorentina
Juan Vargas
Juan Vargas
Fiorentina
Flop of the Match
Neto
Neto
Fiorentina
Neto
Neto
Fiorentina

Fiorentina 2-2 Parma: Last-gasp equalizer denies hosts three points

The home side looked set for comeback win, but a late goalkeeping blunder forced the Viola to settle for a draw.

By Alex Moretto

API
Fiorentina failed to capitalize on a strong second-half performance after a late Parma equalizer saw La Viola play to a draw 2-2 on Monday.

Vincenzo Montella’s men have won just once in their last four Serie A matches after starting the season with back-to-back victories. Walter Gargano opened the scoring for the visitors when his left-footed shot from just inside the box took a favorable deflection off a defender, beating a helpless Neto.

The hosts tied the game in the 64th minute when center back Gonzalo Rodriguez headed home a corner kick at the near post, then took the lead in the final 15 minutes when Juan Vargas’ shot deflected past Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.

The hosts failed to hold on, however, as Jonathan Biabiany's ball eluded a helpless Neto, allowing Massimo Gobbi to head home at the far post.

Conceding late has become a bad habit for Fiorentina, which allowed an 89th-minute equalizer against Cagliari two weeks ago and blew a 1-0 lead at Inter midweek in the final 20 minutes, losing the game by a score of 2-1.

The club also saw New Jersey-born Italian international Giuseppe Rossi exit after 36 minutes with an undisclosed injury. He had scored in each of his last three games.

The draw sees Fiorentina sit fifth in Serie A with 11 points, while Parma extended it unbeaten run to three games.


Fiorentina

1
Neto
Goalkeeper
2.00
2
3.50
28
Marcos Alonso
Defender
3.50
4
3.00
15
Stefan Savic
Defender
3.00
7
David Pizarro
Midfielder
65′
3.00
10
Alberto Aquilani
Midfielder
27′
2.50
17
Joaquín
Midfielder
3.00
20
Borja Valero
Midfielder
64′
3.50
27
Rafal Wolski
Midfielder
46′
2.50
49
3.00

Parma

3.00
83
3.00
2
3.00
6
3.50
18
Massimo Gobbi
Midfielder
92′
2.00
19
Felipe
Defender
3.50
5
Walter Gargano
Midfielder
46′
3.00
16
Marco Parolo
Midfielder
3.00
32
3.00
7
3.00
17
3.50
99

Substitutes

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Gustavo Munúa
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
40
 - 
8
Marko Bakić
Midfielder
 - 
11
Juan Cuadrado
Midfielder
74′
 - 
14
 - 
-
Matías Vecino
Midfielder
 - 
21
 - 
66
Juan Vargas
Midfielder
46′ 78′
4.00
72
Josip Iličič
Midfielder
 - 
9
3.00
30
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
 - 
91
Pavol Bajza
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Djamel Mesbah
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
-
3.00
-
Aleandro Rosi
Midfielder
73′
 - 
15
Jaime Valdes
Midfielder
 - 
24
Gianni Munari
Midfielder
 - 
30
Afriyie Acquah
Midfielder
 - 
9
2.50
-

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0