Parma beats Fiorentina 2-1 in Italian Cup
Hernan Crespo came off the bench to score twice in extra time as
Parma beat Fiorentina 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Italian Cup
Mario Santana put Fiorentina ahead in the 114th minute, but
Crespo equalized a minute later and the 35-year-old Argentine
striker hit the winner in the 117th.
Both sides had chances to finish the game inside 90 minutes. In
the first half, Sebastien Giovinco and Valeri Bojinov hit the post
for Parma, while Fiorentina’s Khouma Babacar hit the bar.
After the break, Fiorentina’s Alessio Cerci and Marco Marchionni
both went close while Parma’s Giovinco was denied by Fiorentina
goalkeeper Vlada Avramov. Parma keeper Nicola Pavarini then made a
double save from Adem Llajic and Babacar in the closing stages.