Parma earned a narrow win against third-placed Napoli to boost their hopes of European qualification for the first time since 2006.

Roberto Donadoni's side ended a three-match losing streak with Marco Parolo's sweeping left-foot winner.

Parolo beat Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina with a first-time shot from 20 yards after being picked out by Mattia Cassani's precise pull-back.

Napoli rallied in the closing stages but could not force an equaliser.

Colombian substitute Duvan Zapata provided Rafael Benitez's side with some much-needed attacking spark after replacing Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain on 68 minutes.

Zapata twice headed over in the final five minutes, while team-mate Lorenzo Insigne fired across goal when well-placed.

Despite the defeat, Napoli are nine points clear of fourth-placed Fiorentina and still on course to seal Champions League qualification.

Two-time Uefa Cup winners Parma moved into sixth - which might be good enough for a Europa League spot - and are level on points with fifth-placed Inter Milan with six games left.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Parma

  • 83 Mirante Booked
  • 02 Cassani Booked
  • 03 Molinaro
  • 32 Marchionni Booked
  • 29 Paletta
  • 19 Felipe
  • 30 Acquah Booked
  • 16 Parolo Booked (Munari - 80' )
  • 17 Palladino (Gobbi - 89' )
  • 23 Schelotto
  • 07 Biabiany (Cerri - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Pavarini
  • 08 Galloppa
  • 09 Cerri
  • 18 Gobbi
  • 20 Obi
  • 22 Jankovic
  • 24 Munari
  • 26 Mauri
  • 35 Rossini
  • 51 Sall
  • 91 Bajza

Napoli

  • 25 Reina
  • 04 Henrique
  • 31 Ghoulam
  • 08 Frello Filho
  • 21 Fernández
  • 33 Albiol Booked
  • 07 Callejón (Mertens - 68' )
  • 88 Inler
  • 09 Higuaín (Zapata - 68' Booked )
  • 17 Hamsik (Pandev - 81' )
  • 24 Insigne

Substitutes

  • 02 Réveillere
  • 05 Britos
  • 14 Mertens
  • 15 Colombo
  • 16 Mesto
  • 19 Pandev
  • 20 Dzemaili
  • 80 Doblas Santana
  • 85 Behrami
  • 91 Zapata
Ref: Mauro Bergonzi
Att: 14,743

Match Stats

Shots

6 11

On target

1 1

Corners

3 3

Fouls

20 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Parma 1, Napoli 0.

90:00 +4:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Parma 1, Napoli 0.

90:00 +2:33

Henrique (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:33

Foul by Gianni Munari (Parma).

90:00 +1:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Parma. Alberto Cerri replaces Jonathan Biabiany.

89:27

Attempt missed. Duván Zapata (Napoli) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.

88:43

Offside, Napoli. Jorginho tries a through ball, but Henrique is caught offside.

88:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Parma. Massimo Gobbi replaces Raffaele Palladino.

86:02 Booking

Booking Antonio Mirante (Parma) is shown the yellow card.

85:53

Attempt missed. Gökhan Inler (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

83:51

Attempt missed. Duván Zapata (Napoli) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a cross.

82:40

Gökhan Inler (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:40

Foul by Gianni Munari (Parma).

81:59

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Dries Mertens with a cross.

80:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Goran Pandev replaces Marek Hamsik.

79:37

Raúl Albiol (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:37

Dangerous play by Ezequiel Schelotto (Parma).

79:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Parma. Gianni Munari replaces Marco Parolo.

78:14 Booking

Booking Raúl Albiol (Napoli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:11

Foul by Raúl Albiol (Napoli).

78:11

Ezequiel Schelotto (Parma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:17 Booking

Booking Marco Parolo (Parma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77:10

Henrique (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:10

Foul by Marco Parolo (Parma).

76:12

Foul by Gökhan Inler (Napoli).

76:12

Jonathan Biabiany (Parma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:30 Booking

Booking Duván Zapata (Napoli) is shown the yellow card.

75:16

Duván Zapata (Napoli) has gone down, but that's a dive.

73:08

Attempt missed. Raúl Albiol (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gökhan Inler.

69:51

Foul by Gökhan Inler (Napoli).

69:51

Marco Parolo (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:27

Foul by Duván Zapata (Napoli).

68:27

Cristian Molinaro (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Duván Zapata replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

67:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Napoli. Dries Mertens replaces José Callejón.

66:54

Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Jorginho.

65:22

Attempt missed. Marco Parolo (Parma) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

64:12

Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64:12

Foul by Felipe (Parma).

63:23

Offside, Napoli. Lorenzo Insigne tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Higuaín is caught offside.

62:51 Booking

Booking Afriyie Acquah (Parma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62:46

Marek Hamsik (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:46

Foul by Afriyie Acquah (Parma).

60:41

Attempt missed. Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

59:44 Booking

Booking Marco Marchionni (Parma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:39

Jorginho (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:39

Foul by Marco Marchionni (Parma).

58:52

Attempt missed. Afriyie Acquah (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marco Parolo.

57:07

Attempt blocked. Marek Hamsik (Napoli) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Henrique with a headed pass.

56:17

Jorginho (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:17

Foul by Afriyie Acquah (Parma).

54:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Parma 1, Napoli 0. Marco Parolo (Parma) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mattia Cassani with a cross.

53:39

Attempt saved. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jorginho.

52:34

Jorginho (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:34

Foul by Mattia Cassani (Parma).

52:20

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

51:31

Delay in match Federico Fernández (Napoli) because of an injury.

49:49

Corner, Parma. Conceded by Federico Fernández.

48:02

Federico Fernández (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:02

Foul by Raffaele Palladino (Parma).

47:20

José Callejón (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:20

Foul by Marco Marchionni (Parma).

47:05

Attempt missed. Ezequiel Schelotto (Parma) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mattia Cassani with a cross following a corner.

46:38

Corner, Parma. Conceded by Gökhan Inler.

45:43

Hand ball by Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli).

45:00

Second Half begins Parma 0, Napoli 0.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Parma 0, Napoli 0.

45:00 +0:09

Foul by Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli).

45:00 +0:09

Afriyie Acquah (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:48

Attempt missed. Gabriel Paletta (Parma) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mattia Cassani with a cross following a corner.

44:10

Corner, Parma. Conceded by Lorenzo Insigne.

42:30

Marek Hamsik (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:30

Foul by Felipe (Parma).

41:30

Foul by Gökhan Inler (Napoli).

41:30

Marco Parolo (Parma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:40

Foul by Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli).

40:40

Mattia Cassani (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:39

Raúl Albiol (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:39

Foul by Ezequiel Schelotto (Parma).

38:25

Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli).

38:25

Gabriel Paletta (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:12

Jorginho (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:12

Foul by Raffaele Palladino (Parma).

35:25

Gökhan Inler (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:25

Foul by Marco Marchionni (Parma).

33:45

Offside, Parma. Mattia Cassani tries a through ball, but Raffaele Palladino is caught offside.

32:29

Foul by José Callejón (Napoli).

32:29

Cristian Molinaro (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:29

Foul by Raúl Albiol (Napoli).

31:29

Raffaele Palladino (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:18

Foul by Marek Hamsik (Napoli).

30:18

Raffaele Palladino (Parma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:34

Attempt missed. Gökhan Inler (Napoli) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marek Hamsik.

28:22

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

27:50

Delay in match Cristian Molinaro (Parma) because of an injury.

27:05

Offside, Parma. Felipe tries a through ball, but Cristian Molinaro is caught offside.

26:18

Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli).

26:18

Felipe (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:38

Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:38

Foul by Gabriel Paletta (Parma).

24:44

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Felipe.

23:53 Booking

Booking Mattia Cassani (Parma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

23:45

Federico Fernández (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23:45

Foul by Mattia Cassani (Parma).

23:16

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Cristian Molinaro.

22:46

Attempt missed. Federico Fernández (Napoli) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by José Callejón with a cross following a corner.

22:22

Corner, Napoli. Conceded by Gabriel Paletta.

22:19

Attempt blocked. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

21:31

Marek Hamsik (Napoli) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:31

Foul by Cristian Molinaro (Parma).

17:33

Jorginho (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:33

Foul by Marco Parolo (Parma).

16:36

Foul by Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli).

16:36

Marco Marchionni (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:05

Offside, Napoli. José Callejón tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Higuaín is caught offside.

9:49

Offside, Napoli. Lorenzo Insigne tries a through ball, but Federico Fernández is caught offside.

9:03

Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:03

Foul by Marco Marchionni (Parma).

5:45

Attempt missed. Jonathan Biabiany (Parma) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ezequiel Schelotto.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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