PARMA vs. TORINO, MATCH REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
Parma, 4 April 2019 – With the Crociati returning to action at home on Saturday against Torino, we can take a look back at the previous meeting with our Match Review.
“We want players with energy in their legs so that we can look to be balanced and not give up anything up and get a result. We’ll have a strong side opposite us and we’ll need to give everything to bring a result home.” These were the words of Robert D’Aversa on 9 November 2018, a day ahead of Torino vs. Parma. Here was how the Crociati lined up at the Stadio Olimpico: Sepe, Iacoponi, Barillà, Scozzarella, B. Alves (cap.), Gervinho, Gagliolo, Inglese, Biabiany, Grassi, Bastoni. There were significant milestones for two of the Crociati players, it was Gagliolo’s 50th appearance for the club while Scozzarella was making his first start in Serie A.
Straight from the off, Parma took the lead. Gagliolo played a long ball from the left up to Gervinho who benefitted from a fortunate bounce before using his right foot to fire in at the near post.
Torino responded with a powerful Belotti shot but Sepe was alert to it. After surviving that danger, Parma extend the lead. Gervinho played it out to Gagliolo on the left who knocked it in low for Inglese who turned it home with a smart first-time finish that flew in just under the bar. Soon after, Grassi set Biabiany up on the break but Sirigu was able to save. Torino got back into it with Baselli finding the net from the edge of the box with time running down in the first half.
The second half started with Gervinho getting away on the left before playing it to Inglese who hit the ball cleanly but he was denied a second goal by the crossbar. Parma continued to attack with Sirigu saving from Gagliolo at a corner but the two goals were enough as the Crociati left the Olimpico with a 1-2 win.