Parma, 30 October 2018 – Frosinone will be Parma’s next opponents in Serie A TIM, and in view of our upcoming matchday 11 fixture, we take a closer at what we’ll be up against.
PARMA-FROSINONE FROM SERIE B TO A
Parma will be back playing Frosinone for the first time since last season, however, this time in a different division. Last year, the two teams were rivals in seeking promotion to Serie A, with the Crociati coming up automatically while Moreno Longo’s side were promoted through the play-offs. The matches between the two teams ended with a win for either side, first 2-1 to Frosinone and then 2-0 for Parma.
A BIT OF FROZZY HISTORY
Frosinone, whose official launch date was 1928, spent a number of seasons in Serie C before being promoted to Serie B for the first time in 2005-06 after beating Massimiliano Allegri’s Grosseto side. The club then played for five successive seasons in the second tier before being relegated to Lega Pro in 2012. The following year, a Frosinone side led by Roberto Stellone were promoted once again. This was the first step on the path to securing their first-ever Serie A promotion in 2015-16. Following a year in the top Italian tier, the club then spent another two seasons in Serie B before coming back up last summer.
Moreno Longo is currently in charge of the Canarini for the second successive year. The Coach from Turin, who previously led Torino’s Primavera side (leading them to the 2015 Scudetto and the 2016 Supercoppa Italiana), made his professional coaching debut with Pro Vercelli – helping them avoid Serie B relegation in 2016-17. Frosinone then came calling in 2017-18, and he duly guided them back to Serie A. With the ‘Leoni’, Longo has recorded 22 wins, 19 draws and 18 defeats.
So far this season, Frosinone have picked up five points after 10 league games, including one win, two draws and seven defeats. They’ve so far scored nine goals and conceded 24. Their first win of the season came last week against Spal, as they ran out eventual 3-0 winners. Frosinone set up in a 3-4-2-1 formation in Ferrara, with a team that included: Sportiello; Goldaniga, Ariaudo, Capuano; Zampano, Chibsah, Maiello (56’. Gori), Beghetto; Campbell, Ciano (65’ Cassata); Ciofani (dal 87’ Pinamonti). (Bardi, Salamon, Krajnc, Brighenti, Soddimo, Ghiglione, Vloet, Crisetig, Besea).