25.03.2014 15:40 - in: Serie A S

    Gialloblu form guide

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    Roberto Donadoni’s men are unbeaten in the league since they lost to Juventus 17 games ago on 2 November, and will be buoyant after netting four at the San Siro to beat Milan in their last away trip

    The Gialloblu are in the midst of an extraordinary run of form, unbeaten in 17 Serie A outings and currently sixth in the table as a result.

    Their takings away from home have been particularly impressive: six wins, four draws and three defeats is their record on the road, and they’ve netted two more goals on their travels than at the Tardini.

    But Roberto Donadoni’s men didn’t make the most positive start in their 2013/14 away fixtures. They were hit with a 3-1 defeat in their opening trip to Udinese, and then experienced two draws against Catania and Fiorentina before reverses to Verona and Genoa after that.

    But a 1-0, Antonio Cassano-inspired win away at Napoli on 23 November sparked a run of much better form, and they now approach tomorrow’s trip to Juventus Stadium off the back of a 4-2 triumph over Milan away at the San Siro.

    In their last five Serie A outings overall, Parma followed up a 2-2 draw at home to Fiorentina by edging a 1-0 win at Sassuolo, doubling the scoreline at home to Verona, emerging victorious from the San Siro and finally holding Genoa to a 1-1 draw at home.

    Last match: Parma 1-1 Genoa, Sunday 23 March

    The Gialloblu were held at the Ennio Tardini this weekend by a Genoa side out to bounce back after becoming the victims of Andrea Pirlo’s free-kick the previous Sunday.

    The hosts had by far the better of the opening exchanges, but the Rossoblu struck first with Isaac Cofie, who hit a right-footed shot across goalkeeper Antonio Mirante into the bottom corner for his first goal in the Genoa colours.

    But the Gialloblu response arrived within just 10 minutes as Ezeguiel Schelotto resolved some confusion within the box with a ruthless drive into the top corner.

    Chances kept coming thick and fast for both sides, with Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin leaping towards his left post to deny an Amauri header and Juve loanee Paolo De Ceglie hitting the bar with a deflected cross.

    Donadoni will perhaps have been disappointed that his men couldn’t find a winner, because three points would have taken them fourth in the Serie A table to give them a real boost ahead of taking on the Italian champions.

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