Fiorentina defends himself to win a draw against Parma

ROME: Fiorentina missed the opportunity to tie points in seventh place Napoli since they had a 1-1 draw at home to Parma in A series on Sunday.

Gervinho se aferró a un balón largo y le dio un acabado limpio al portero para dar a los visitantes una ventaja de medio tiempo in el Stadio Artemio Franchi.

But a bullet header from midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli drew Fiorentina level midway through the second half.

The draw means Vincenzo Montella’s side remain eighth in the table on 16 points, with Parma just two points behind them in 10th place.

In the early kick-off, Cagliari stunned 10-man Atalanta with a 2-0 win in Bergamo that lifted the Sardinian side level with their fourth-placed hosts on 21 points.

Mario Pasalic’s own goal put the visitors in front before Atalanta were reduced to 10 men when Josip Ilicic saw red for kicking out at an opponent, and Christian Oliva’s second half strike secured the points.

Hellas Verona’s 2-1 win over Brescia was overshadowed by an incident in the second half when Mario Balotelli threatened to walk off the pitch after receiving alleged racial abuse from home fans at the Stadio Bentegodi.

He was convinced to continue and scored a sublime goal with five minutes remaining, but it was not enough to cancel the blows of Verona players Eddie Salcedo and Matteo Pessina when the hosts moved to the top half of the table.

En otro lugar, Udinese vino desde atrás para ganar 3-1 in Génova dos días después de despedir a su entrenador Igor Tudor, y Sassuolo se defendió dos veces para ganar un empate 2-2 in Lecce.