CROCIATI HISTORY – GEORGES GRUN IN THE 90TH MINUTE. BEATING NAPOLI IN 1992

imageParma, 21 July 2020 – If our first ever Serie A win over Maradona’s Napoli in September 1990 is at the very height of the Crociati’s history in this fixture, the win from the season after is a close second.

It’s set in stone and is a key chapter in the story of our Club. Let’s take a look back at the win ahead of matchday 35 in Serie A.

The Barone in the back line was a key figure in the match, displaying class, elegance, grit and heart.

On 9 February 1992, Belgian international Georges Grun rose highest to meet Alberto Di Chiara‘s cross in the final minute.

He met the ball with intent in the opposition penalty area. He beat goalkeeper Giovanni Galli with the header to make it 2-1.

His desire to get the goal resulted from a deep desire to make amends for giving away a foul in the box on Careca in the 20th minute.

The Brazilian forward converted the penalty to put Napoli 1-0 up.

In the 38th minute, referee Gianni Beschin blew his whistle for another penalty. Defender Massimo Tarantino brought down Daniele Zoratto in the box, and Alessandro Melli converted the spot kick to make it 1-1.

Header: Georges Grun in action. Photo: Parma celebrate the Belgian’s last-minute winner. Below: the Curva Nord’s tifo.

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