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Parma 1-0 Napoli

Parm 1-0 Napoli

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.

Line-ups

Parma

  • 83MiranteBooked at 87mins
  • 2CassaniBooked at 24mins
  • 3Molinaro
  • 32MarchionniBooked at 60mins
  • 29Paletta
  • 19Felipe
  • 30AcquahBooked at 63mins
  • 16ParoloBooked at 78minsSubstituted forMunariat 80'minutes
  • 17PalladinoSubstituted forGobbiat 89'minutes
  • 23Schelotto
  • 7BiabianySubstituted forCerriat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pavarini
  • 8Galloppa
  • 9Cerri
  • 18Gobbi
  • 20Obi
  • 22Jankovic
  • 24Munari
  • 26Mauri
  • 35Rossini
  • 51Sall
  • 91Bajza

Napoli

  • 25Reina
  • 4Henrique
  • 31Ghoulam
  • 8Frello Filho
  • 21Fernández
  • 33AlbiolBooked at 79mins
  • 7CallejónSubstituted forMertensat 68'minutes
  • 88Inler
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forZapataat 68'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 17HamsikSubstituted forPandevat 81'minutes
  • 24Insigne

Substitutes

  • 2Réveillere
  • 5Britos
  • 14Mertens
  • 15Colombo
  • 16Mesto
  • 19Pandev
  • 20Dzemaili
  • 80Doblas Santana
  • 85Behrami
  • 91Zapata
Referee:
Mauro Bergonzi
Attendance:
14,743

Match Stats

Home TeamParmaAway TeamNapoli
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Parma 1, Napoli 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Parma 1, Napoli 0.
Henrique (Napoli) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Gianni Munari (Parma).

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Alberto Cerri replaces Jonathan Biabiany.
Attempt missed. Duván Zapata (Napoli) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lorenzo Insigne.
Offside, Napoli. Jorginho tries a through ball, but Henrique is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Massimo Gobbi replaces Raffaele Palladino.

Booking

Antonio Mirante (Parma) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Gökhan Inler (Napoli) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
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.
Gökhan Inler (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gianni Munari (Parma).
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.

Substitution

Substitution, Napoli. Goran Pandev replaces Marek Hamsik.
Raúl Albiol (Napoli) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Dangerous play by Ezequiel Schelotto (Parma).

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Gianni Munari replaces Marco Parolo.

Booking

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