Parma shock Stuttgart
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Parma stunned Stuttgart in extra time to progress in the Uefa Cup.Parma stunned Stuttgart in extra time to progress in the Uefa Cup.
Parma had insisted that they saw their European adventure as a distraction from their main task of avoiding the drop in Serie A, but clung on for a goal-less draw at home.
Inevitably, Stuttgart were heavily favoured, but after another 90 minutes without a goal, Parma finally opened the scoring in extra time through Marco Marchionni seven minutes into over-time.
The goal was even more unexpected bearing in mind that Paolo Cannavaro had been dismissed after 81 minutes for Parma.
As Stuttgart threw everyone forward in search of an equaliser, the Italian side added a second through Andrea Pisanu to wrap up an unexpected win.
Parma now face Sevilla in the next round of the competition.