Parma recorded their first Serie A win since 29 August today, emerging from the fog at the Stadio Tardinito to beat Sampdoria 1-0.
Valeri Bojinov's goal in the 84th minute settled the encounter, which was played in difficult conditions with the fog making it hard to see from one end of the pitch to the other. The win lifted Parma off the foot of the table and released the pressure from their coach Pasquale Marino.
Despite some good early pressure from Parma, it was Vladimir Koman who had the first chance of the game in the 24th minute when he shot over the crossbar after Guido Marilungo had headed the ball down to him. Antonio Candreva had the home side's best chance of the first half in the 43rd minute when his header from 15 yards was pushed around the post by Giancarlo Curci. It was the same story early in the second half with the hosts taking the game to their opponents, who then had the first real opportunity.
Giampaolo Pazzini's free-kick rattled the underside of the crossbar with a free-kick and the ball bounced out to Guido Marilungo, who was unable to head it either side of Antonio Mirante. Parma kept up the pressure and were rewarded in the 84th minute. Christian Zaccardo played a reverse pass from the edge of the area into the path of Bojinov who picked his spot in the far corner and sent the ball beyong the goalkeeper. It was Parma's first goal in over 400 minutes.