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March 13, 2011
• Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma
Referee: E. Morganti
• Attendance: 16273
R. Palladino 29'
M. Hamšík 52'
E. Lavezzi 58'
C. Maggio 87'
90' + 5'
That's it! Full time in Parma as Napoli take home a 3-1 win to keep their hopes for Champions League football on course.
90' + 2'
90' + 2'
Mascara comes on for Hamsik who goes off to applause.
There will be a massive five minutes of injury time. But it seems like it won't be enough for Parma to get back into the game,
Into the final few minutes here as Napoli look set for maximum points following an excellent comeback in the second half.
Assist W. Gargano
Goal Christian Maggio
GOAL! Parma's misery has been compounded by Maggio who makes it 3-1. Valiani and Paci get mixed up, leaving Maggio to steal the ball and slide past Mirante!
Cavani turns on the edge of the area and he hits a curler... ohhh! high and wide as the ball continues to rise into the stands.
Into the final exchanges, it just hasn't been Parma's night at all despite taking an excellent lead in the first half.
Lavezzi to Cavani... Ohhh! It could easily have been three as the striker hits the side netting!
Crespo feeds Giovinco who takes a shot from the edge of the area... wide of the mark!
Yellow Card Francesco Valiani
Ten minutes remain at the Tardini, but can Parma grab a lifeline? It's looking difficult.
Parma risk getting caught out on the break as they try to find an equaliser. Napoli looking comfortable.
Ohhh! Great skill by Crespo who tries to backheel a cross from Valiani, but it goes wide.
Giovinco tries his luck with a good shot... De Sanctis saves and launches the counter attack for Napoli... Ohhh Mirante saves from Lavezzi.
Plenty of fragmented play from both sides in this phase with lots of fouls. It's all stop and start.
Giovinco comes on to replace Candreva as Marino tries to stretch the game for his side, but they are running out of time.
Lavezzi goes on a run down the left... he crosses as Napoli continue attacking... Modesto clears the danger.
Yellow Card Paolo Cannavaro
Cannavaro is booked for a foul on Crespo. High tension, high tempers as the drama continues in Parma.
Things are looking tough for Parma who are really struggling. Marino's men started so well and could have been out of sight, but it's all gone badly for them in the second half.
Ohhh! Lavezzi almost makes it 3-0 with a left-foot shot which bounces past the post.
Parma are now down to ten men as things go from bad to worse! Galloppa fly kicks Hamsik with a woeful challenge! Deserves to be off!
Red Card Daniele Galloppa
What a game by Napoli... whatever was said at half-time must have worked. Parma are down and out in this phase of the game. Crespo warms up.
Assist Marek Hamsik
Goal Ezequiel Lavezzi
GOAL! Napoli have turned the game on its head as Lavezzi makes it 2-1 for his side. Parma's defence are stunned as the hitman combines with Lavezzi to beat Mirante!
Yellow Card Christian Maggio
Maggio appeals for a penalty after a challenge from Modesto... but he gets booked for taking it too far.
Assist Ezequiel Lavezzi
Goal Marek Hamsik
GOAL! Napoli are back on level terms with Hamsik! The cross comes in from Lavezzi, Parma defenders fall asleep, and Hamsik scores! Mirante gets a touch, but it's not enough.
Napoli continue to force Parma into retreat with soom good pressing of the play. Mazzarri's men are hammering the path forward.
Great play by Candreva who opens up a channel of play nicely for Palladino to run into... he does well to control and he fires the cross into the box... De Sanctis sees it coming and makes the ball his.
Mascara is warming up for Napoli... will he come on to improve the make up of his squad?
There have been no changes at half-time as Cavani has a shot for Napoli... Mirante saves.
And the game is back underway with Napoli.
45' + 1'
Half-time at the Tardini. Parma 1-0 Napoli. The Ducali lead through Palladino's strike.
Ohhh! Great clearance from Lucarelli who stops Cavani from scoring a certain goal, but risks putting the ball into his own net in trying to save the danger. Great defending. One minute of injury time to be played.
Cavani shoots... Mirante makes an easy save as the shot was not powerful from the hitman.
Valiani does well for the Ducali as he brings the ball wide... cross comes in, but it is weak, allowing De Sanctis to save without any real problems.
Just under five minutes remain before the end of the half as Parma hold onto their lead.
Cavani takes the free-kick... he hits the wall. No problem for Parma.
Yellow Card Alessandro Lucarelli
Great closing from Zuniga on Bojinov who was all free. Meanwhile, Lucarelli goes into the box for a foul on Lavezzi as Napoli try to break. He misses the Sampdoria clash.
Yellow Card Francesco Modesto
Ohhh! Zuniga does well to get in behid the Parma defence where he feeds Maggio, but his header fails to find the target as it goes wide of the far post.
Mazzarri's side looking for the instant response, luckily for Parma though Maggio's cross is rather wayward.
Napoli are down against the run of play. The Azzurri have been playing well, but it's Parma who lead at the Ennio Tardini.
Goal Raffaele Palladino
GOAL! Parma take the lead through Palladino! The play-maker meets the ball perfectly to smash it home on the volley into the corner of the net.
Candreva tries a shoot from distance. There is power behind his effort, but accuracy is less than perfect as the ball flies wide of Napoli's goal.
Pazienza feeds Cavani... ohhh! He fails to control the ball under pressure, and Mirante is able to clear his lines.
Tension between Cannavaro and Bojinov after the defender fouls the Bulgarian.
Parma show themselves forward with Valiani who looks for Bojinov... Cannavaro is alert. After a shaky start, the homeside are starting to play.
Palladino fouls Santacroce... free-kick to Napoli. Hamsik takes it long for Cannavaro, but he fails to get on the end of it.
Paci and Cannavaro go down in the Parma penalty area, but it's the Napoli man who commits the foul.
Hamsik pulls off to the right and plays a magnificent ball for Lavezzi... ohhh! He gets his shot all wrong and ends up shooting into the stands.
Napoli continue to apply the pressure. Mazzarri's side are growing in stature as Parma start to feel the heat.
Another cross from Maggio is swung in... this time Cavani connects... ohhh! Deflection off Paci who gets in the way. Corner to Napoli... Modesto clears.
Maggio does brilliantly to go wide, he sticks the ball into the danger zone in search of Cavani... ohhh! The striker misses the ball by inches. What a chance.
Maggio is closed down by Dzemaili who clears for a corner. It's crossed in, but Paci clears his lines.
Another fine chance drops to Palladino who volleys... great save by De Sanctis who turns the ball around for a corner. Galloppa crosses, but Napoli clear.
Ohhh! First chance falls to Parma as Palladino takes advantage of Santacroce's mistake. He takes a shot on goal, but it's just wide of De Sanctis' post.
Parma have the first touches of the game as they get us underway.
Parma (3-4-3): 83. Mirante; 5. Zaccardo, 24. Paci, 6. Lucarelli; 80. Valiani, 14. Galloppa, 10. Dzemaili, 23. Modesto; 7. Candreva, 84. Palladino, 86. Bojinov.
Here are the official line ups for the game. Napoli (3-4-3): 26. De Sanctis; 13. Santacroce, 28. Cannavaro, 4. Ruiz; 11. Maggio, 21. Yebda, 5. Pazienza, 18. Zuniga; 17. Hamsik, 22. Lavezzi, 7. Cavani.
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's live commentary of the Serie A clash between Parma and Napoli. Both teams are hoping to bounce back following draws last week. The Gialloblu are chasing salvation, whereas Napoli are keen to hold onto their European hopes.
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