AC Milan has defeated Parma in a Serie A match played at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday. Milan won the match by 2-1. This was Milan’s 13th victory in the tournament. This win took them ahead of Lazio in the points table. Milan currently has 44 points in 25 matches and it is at no. 3. Lazio also has 44 points, but, on the basis of goal difference, Milan is ahead.
The Parma players only have to blame themselves for this defeat. They gave the opposing team some easy opportunities.
Milan took the lead in the 39th minute of the match with the help of an own goal from Gabriel Paletta. It was a terrible mistake by the Argentinean defender. Kevin Prince Boateng’s cross went to him and he deflected the ball into his own net. The whole Parma team was stunned after that goal. That was the only goal scored in the first 45 minutes of play.
Milan doubled its lead in the 78th minute of the match. It was their new signing Mario Balotelli who took them ahead by 2-0. That goal came off a free kick. The Italian striker beat the Parma goalkeeper Micola Pavarini with a sensational shot.
Before this, Balotelli had missed two goal scoring chances that had come his way. But, with this goal, he made up for that.
There was not much time left in the match after Milan’s second goal. Parma needed a couple of goals quickly to bounce back, but, that didn’t happen. Although, Nicola Sansone scored a goal for Parma in the third minute of the stoppage time, but, that goal came too late.
AC Milan’s next match will be a Champions League encounter against Barcelona on Wednesday at the same venue.