PARMA SECURE SERIE D SCUDETTO08 June 2016
03.06.2015: RapalloBogliasco 1-2 Parma
Goals: Simone Corazza 7, 44, Giuseppe Constantino 70
Parma eased into the Final of the Serie D Paule Scudetto with a comfortable 2-1 victory over RapalloBogliasco in Carrarese. The performance from Paolo Vanoli’s side was very commendable, and it was new signing Simone Corazza who scored both goals to take his tally to 8 goals in 14 games for his new side.
It took just seven minutes for the forward, signed from Novara to give Parma the lead as Francesco Corapi, the star of Parma’s second half of the season, swept a delightful ball into the penalty area with Corazza taking a touch before curling a very good effort past the goalkeeper to give Parma the lead. Paolo Vanoli’s side continued to push forward in search of a second goal that would give them one foot in the final, before in the 44th minute another brilliant cross from Francesco Corapi would set up Parma’s second. Corazza, in fine form, rose to meet the ball and glance his header into the bottom corner of the goal to put Parma 2-0 in front.
However RapalloBogliasco did manage to pull one back in the 70th minute as Giuseppe Constantino headed home at the back post, after Antonito Bonvissuto had headed the ball back across the face of goal. Constantino made no errors as the ball hit the back of the net, to set up a nervy final twenty minutes, but Parma managed to hold on and secure their place in the Final of the Paule Scudetto.
08.06.2016: Olginatese 1-3 Parma
Goals: Luca Merlo 12, Daniele Melandri 64, Francesco Luoni 68, Simone Edera 83
Parma earned their right to be called Serie D Champions after a brilliant comeback against Olginatese, after being 1-0 down at half time. The Girone D Champions took the lead after only 12 minutes as Beccali found Greco who in turn found Luca Merlo who cut inside the penalty area and fired a powerful effort past Zommers in the Parma goal to give Olginatese the lead.
However Parma were clearly the better team and were playing like Champions, continually pressing the ball and not allowing Olginatese to have any time on the ball. Their rewards for their style of play came in the second half though as eventually Olginatese’s defence relented as Yves Baraye slipped the ball into Simone Edera who first time played the ball into the path of Daniele Melandri who smashed home the equaliser with the inside of his left boot.
Then just four minutes later, Parma completed the turnaround as Edera found the on loan Agrifogli who swung the ball into the penalty area to find Francesco Luoni who tapped in at the back post to give Parma the lead and put Paolo Vanoli’s side truly in the ascendancy. Parma continued to search for a third but were unable to find it until in the 83rd minute, Davide Mondonico fouled Daniele Melandri in the penalty area, with Simone Edera stepping up to the plate to convert the spot kick and send the Parma fans wild as they won the crown that now sees them titled the 2015/2016 Serie D Champions.