Parma and Genoa share points
Parma and Genoa shared the spoils at the Stadio Ennio Tardini today with both sides now on four points from the first three games of the Serie A season.
Luca Toni's first goal in a Genoa shirt in the 28th minute put the visitors in front, but Cristian Zaccardo, who had given away the spot-kick, made amends with the equaliser midway through the second half.
Both sides became tired on a hot afternoon in Parma and seemed to settle for the point rather than risk losing in the last 15 minutes. Parma had the ball in the back of the net in the 21st minute, but Valeri Bojinov's strike was ruled out for a clear offside.
Genoa were given the chance to go ahead in the 28th minute when Zaccardo handled the ball inside his own penalty area and former Bayern Munich striker Toni did not make any mistake from the penalty spot to open his account for the Rossoblu.
Zaccardo redeemed himself when he levelled in the second half. Bojinov found space out wide and his cross to the far post was perfect for Zaccardo, who had ghosted past his marker to head home.
Parma almost stole all three points in the 83rd minute when Genoa goalkeeper Eduardo managed to save a shot from Fernando Marques right on the goal line.
Parma protested that the ball had crossed the line, but the goal was not given.