Parma, November 11 2015- This afternoon, Parma Calcio 1913 returned to victory at the Stadio Tardini. After Sunday’s draw in Carpi with Virtus Castelfranco, the sqaud won 3-1 in the 13th match of the campaign of Serie D, group D, over Legnago Salus (see table in the margins).
The three points kept the Crociata unbeaten and continued their run at the top of the table with a total of 33 points.
Luigi Apolloni’s boys had contest in hand from start to finish, and found the advantage at 45’ moments before the break, thanks to a masterful free kick from Francesco “Ciccio” Corapi.
That outstanding goal off the set piece from the midfielder completely broke down and dissolved the defensive organization of the visitors. Parma capitalized on that advantage for the second time at 71’, when Daniele “Mico” Melandri doubled the lead, collecting his own rebound after his first shot had struck off the right post.
At 83’, Ricardo Musetti, who had just come on in place of Corapi, played the hero, scoring the third goal for Parma Calcio 1913, delivering the knockout punch.
Legnago immediately closed the gap to two, with Antonio Broso tapping in a cross from Fernando Giarrizzo.
In the above photo: The team lined up at midfield before kickoff wearing “Forza Longo” shirts, in honor of teammate Christian Longobardi who this morning had surgery at Parma’s Ospedale Maggiore to repair the compound fracture of his left peroneal malleolus.
Parma Calcio 1913- FC Legnago Salus 3-1
Goalscorers: Parma: Corapi 45’, Melandri 71’, Musetti 83’. Legnago: 85’ Broso.
PARMA CALCIO 1913: Fall, Adorni, Saporetti, Corapi (72′ Musetti), Benassi (65′ Agrifogli), Lucarelli (Captain), Lauria, Giorgino (Vice Captain.), Melandri, Baraye, Sereni (57′ Rodriguez).
Reserves: Ciotti, Donati, Simonetti, Miglietta, Vignali,Contu.
FC LEGNAGO SALUS: Cybulko, Chiarini (72′ Bernardes), Dal Bianco, Tresoldi (57′ Giarrizzo), Friggi (Captain), Bigolin (Vice Captain), Martino, Tessari, Broso, Viviani, Zanimacchia (79′ Taylor).
Reserves: Verzotto, Cifarelli, Taribello, Falchetto, Manganotti, Scarpi.
Referee: Luca Zufferli from Udine
Assistants: Simone Prencipe from Milan, Alessio Scacchi from Arezzo.
Notes- Corner kicks: 5-2. Bookings: Friggi (8’), Giorgino (27’), Martino (28’), Tessari (30’). Stoppage time: 0’ First Half, 5’ Second Half. Goal disallowed for Broso at 55’. Shots off the post: Melandri 81’. Attendance: 10,410 (10,089 season ticket holders, 321 single ticket admissions) for a total of 33,751.32 Euro.