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Coppa Italia

  • January 25, 2011
  • • 20:00
  • • Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo
  • Referee: C. Brighi
  • • Attendance: 15335

Palermo won 5 - 4 on penalties

Live Commentary

  • Martinez scores his penalty and takes Palermo into the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia.
  • Valiani misses his penalty as he kicks it over the bar.
  • Pastore makes no mistake with his penalty as Pavarini is booked for protests.
  • Giovinco makes it 3-4 Parma.
  • Nocerino makes it 3-3, but Palermo have missed one penalty, Parma have scored all theirs thus far.
  • Candreva scores for Parma 2-3.
  • Balzaretti scores for Palermo 2-2.
  • Bovo scores for Palermo. Modesto scores for Parma 1-2
  • Palladino scores the penalty for Parma! 0-1
  • Pavarini saves the penalty from Cassani! 0-0
  • 120' + 11'
    Pen SO Goal Daniel Martinez
  • 120' + 10'
    Pen SO Miss Francesco Valiani
  • 120' + 9'
    Pen SO Goal Javier Pastore
  • 120' + 8'
    Yellow Card Nicola Pavarini
  • 120' + 7'
    Pen SO Goal Sebastian Giovinco
  • 120' + 6'
    Pen SO Goal Antonio Nocerino
  • 120' + 5'
    Pen SO Goal Antonio Candreva
  • 120' + 4'
    Pen SO Goal Federico Balzaretti
  • 120' + 3'
    Pen SO Goal Francesco Modesto
  • 120' + 2'
    Pen SO Goal Cesare Bovo
  • 120' + 1'
    Pen SO Goal Raffaele Palladino
  • 120'
    Extra time over! Penalties will decide the game.
  • 118'
    Pastore again with another fine chance as he goes for glory, but fires his shot past the near post which is covered by Pavarini.
  • 115'
    Migliaccio shows himself forward, but he fails to connect with the long ball.
  • 112'
    Play is scrappy, players are tired, and it seems penalties will have to settle the game.
  • 110'
    Pavarini is equal to Bovo's free-kick as he denies the stopper. The goalkeepers have been dominating the tie with save after save.
  • 108'
    Good run by Martinez who cuts inside and shoots with his left, but Pavarini is there again.
  • 106'
    The second half of extra time is underway, but who will find the winner? Or will it be penalties?
  • 14'
    Desperate play from Palermo as Migliaccio bombs forward, but he fails to connect with the long ball from the back.
  • 105'
    Ohhh! Migliaccio misses the cross from the right when the ball just needed a touch!
  • 104'
    Corner to Palermo... save by Pavarini as he comes out to claim with ease.
  • 102'
    Another chance for Pastore... one of very few in this extra time period, and, once again, his shot goes over the bar.
  • 100'
    Neither side is creating any chance any chance worthy of mention. Giovinco and Pastore are the two dominant figures, but they are not doing enough to promote action.
  • 99'
    Yellow Card Hernán Crespo
  • 96'
    Zaccardo fouls Pastore who continue to plug away for Palermo, but the Sicilians are not making any progress. Both sides are tired.
  • 94'
    It seems as if both teams are playing for penalties as neither appear eager to attack.
  • 92'
    Palermo win the corner as Paci clears. However, the set piece comes to nothing.
  • 91'
    SubstitutionDaniele Galloppa Francesco Valiani
  • 90'
    The first half of extra time in underway. Valiani comes on for Parma.
  • 90' + 4'
    And the second half is over. We now have extra time as the scores remain level after 94 minutes.
  • 90' + 1'
    Giovinco tries his luck, but it's no trouble for Sirigu who makes a comfortable save.
  • 90'
    SubstitutionJosip Iličič Pajtim Kasami
  • 90'
    Yellow Card Armin Bačinovič
  • 89'
    Into the final minutes, and it seems we have extra time on our hands.
  • 87'
    Sirigu makes the save on Paci's weak over-head kick. Both sides are going for broke in the final minutes.
  • 85'
    Pastore again with another fine run, this time he does hit the net... the side net! Another wasted chance, how many does he need?
  • 83'
    What a sublime save by Pavarini to deny Pastore who seemed destined to score and win it for Palermo. Not tonight.
  • 81'
    Little under 10 minutes remain in Palermo, but both teams seem happy to play among themselves for extra time.
  • 79'
    Crespo comes on for Bojinov, but will he make the difference as we enter the final 10 or so minutes.
  • 78'
    SubstitutionValeri Bojinov Hernán Crespo
  • 77'
    Free-kick Palermo. Bovo steps up and hits a right-foot curler towards goal which flies to the left and rises above the bar.
  • 75'
    Another fine run by Pastore who beats his marker, dribbles and shoots towards goal; a weak effort and Pavarini says no.
  • 73'
    Excellent anticipation by Sirigu who is quick off his line to come out and thwart Bojinov after good work from the enganginly sprightly Giovinco.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionFabrizio Miccoli Daniel Martinez
  • 71'
    Ohhh! Gionvico picks out Candreva who goes for the curler from outside the box, but sees his shot bend wide t the right.
  • 69'
    Good save by Pavarini as he blocks Miccoli's shot following good work by Ilicic who supplies the ammunition.
  • 67'
    Bovo takes the bait as he lunges in on Giovinco and gets booked for his efforts.
  • 66'
    Yellow Card Cesare Bovo
  • 65'
    Marino changes it up for Parma as Giovinco comes off the bench and onto the pitch in place of Marques.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionFernando Marqués Sebastian Giovinco
  • 63'
    Magic from Pastore as he beats four defenders to the line with skill, but his cut-back is not pounced upon by any of his team-mates in the box.
  • 61'
    Another wasted chance by Ilicic who does well in receiving the pass from Pastore, but his left-foot blast on the turn is sent fizzing over the cross bar.
  • 59'
    Nocerino finds Pastore who goes for the snap-shot, but it's not enough to beat Pavarini who parries the ball.
  • 57'
    Great chance for Parma as Marques feeds Bojinov, but the Bulgarian striker sends his effort wide from a great position. Palermo are half asleep on that one.
  • 55'
    Nocerino goes long with his searching pass for Ilicic, but he is caught offside as Parma step up well.
  • 53'
    Corner to Palermo. Miccoli swings it in searching for Ilicic but Parma defenders scramble the ball clear.
  • 52'
    Yellow Card Alessandro Lucarelli
  • 51'
    Great free-kick from Miccoli who picks out Migliaccio, but he heads wide of the mark from close range. What a miss. It should be 1-0 Palermo.
  • 50'
    Yellow Card Francesco Modesto
  • 49'
    Modesto goes into the book for a clumsy foul on Ilicic. Lucarelli is also shown a yellow card for protests.
  • 47'
    Balzaretti does well on the flank, but his cross is caught by Pavarini who comes out to claim the ball.
  • 45'
    And Palermo kick-off the second half.
  • 45' + 1'
    Half-time! Palermo 0-0 Parma at the end of an eventful first-half. Good chances at both ends, but no goals thus far.
  • 45'
    Ohhh! Great work by Bojinov who feeds Palldino. The former Genoa man controls inside the box, but fails to beat Sirigu from an awkward position.
  • 43'
    There could be some changes at the interval for Palermo as Delio Rossi tells Kasami to warm up.
  • 41'
    Both teams are struggling now. Palermo seem tired as their rate of progress begins to decline towards the end of the half.
  • 39'
    Bojinov shoots following Marques' assist, but Sirigu gets down well to make another good save.
  • 37'
    Modesto goes for the cross shot in attempt to catch Sirigu off-guard, but the goalkeeper makes the save.
  • 35'
    That's ambitious! Candreva goes for glory with a wild shot from range, but it does not trouble Sirigu.
  • 33'
    Ilicic is razed down and stays down following a tough challenge, but he is soon back up.
  • 31'
    Both teams have gone a little quiet in this phase as the clock runs down towards half-time.
  • 29'
    Another great attempt by Miccoli who beats the offside trap and tries to lob Pavarini, but the shot takes a deflection.
  • 27'
    Palermo forced to conceed the corner. It's swung in dangerously... Zaccardo gets his head on it, but it is too powerful and ends up over Sirigu's bar.
  • 25'
    Miccoli is on fire tonight as he continues creating and dictating the Palermo play.
  • 23'
    Miccoli on the volley sends his effort wide of the mark!
  • 21'
    Pastore feeds Ilicic with a great pass, the midfielder hits a strong shot which is parried by Pavarini who makes a good save.
  • 19'
    Ohh! Another great chance for Parma! This time it's Palladino who fires over the bar from Marques cross. Marino's men are starting to respond to Palermo dominance with some majestic play.
  • 17'
    Ohhh! What a miss by Bojinov who fires his shot off-target from inside the area following an excellent run and pass by Palladino.
  • 15'
    Palermo are dominating the affairi early on with a number of good chances. Parma on the back foot, but there is some respite for the visitors as Bacinovic gives away a free-kick.
  • 13'
    Miccoli does well to control the ball from the right. He fires hard with his righ foot, but it is saved by the Ducali goalie.
  • 11'
    Ohhh! Pastore again as he tests Pavarini with a decent effort which is punched clear.
  • 9'
    It's a good game thus far with decent chances being created by Palermo. Parma are no pushovers though as Candreva shoots from distance, but sees his effort fly over the bar.
  • 7'
    Ohhh! Pastore's diving header flashes wide from close range. Palermo go close again just seconds after Miccoli missed a good chance.
  • 5'
    Palermo show themselves forward with some early passing. Miccoli is pulling the strings up front. Down the other end Marques is closed down by the Rosanero defence following a good run.
  • 3'
    Palermo in their traditional pink home kit, Parma are wearing their blue and yellow away strip. Just a handful of Parma fans have made the trip south though.
  • 1'
    And we are underway at the Barbera as Parma kick-off the first Coppa Italia quarter final of the week.
  • Here are the official line ups ahead of the 21:00 CET kick-off: PALERMO: 46 Sirigu, 16 Cassani, 5 Bovo, 6 Munoz, 42 Balzaretti, 8 Migliaccio, 21 Bacinovic, 23 Nocerino, 72 Ilicic, 27 Pastore, 10 Miccoli. PARMA: 1 Pavarini, 5 Zaccardo, 6 Lucarelli, 24 Paci, 23 Modesto, 14 Galloppa, 7 Candreva, 4 Morrone (cap.), 8 Marques, 84 Palladino, 86 Bojinov. Sebastian Giovinco and Hernan Crespo are on the bench.
  • Hello and welcome to's live commentary of the Coppa Italia quarter-final match between Palermo and Parma at the Stadio Renzo Barbera. A place in the semi-finals is up for grabs with both coaches telling the press yesterday they were taking the game seriously.