Crespo lifts Parma over Viola

Parma through to semi-finals of Coppa Italia

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Crespo lifts Parma over Viola

Parma left it late

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Substitute Hernan Crespo scored twice late on in extra time to give Parma a 2-1 comeback win over Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia last 16.

After a goalless 90 minutes and first half of extra-time, the game burst into life when Mario Santana struck for visitors Fiorentina after Gaetano D'Agostino's shot had come back off the post.

Veteran Crespo equalised immediately when his shot went through the hands of goalkeeper Vlada Avramov.

The tie was decided just two minutes later when the resurgent Argentine grabbed the winner with Viola still reeling.

Parma will play the winners of Palermo v Chievo in the quarter-finals with the other last-16 ties taking place in January when last season's Serie A top seven join the competition.

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