Fabio Grosso’s Primavera suffered their fourth league reverse of the season as they were beaten 2-1 by Parma in Emilia-Romagna this morning
King Udoh turned into his own net on the stroke of half-time before the Bianconeri's task was made even harder when Riccardo De Biasi was given his marching orders five minutes after the restart.
Parma doubled their advantage at the midway point of the second half through Lorenzo Mitta before they too had a man sent off, Ivan Santagiuliana seeing red with a quarter of an hour to play.
Almpertos Roussos halved the deficit with two minutes remaining but it was a case of too little, too late as Juventus lost ground on both Fiorentina arch-rvials Torino at the top.
Up next for Grosso’s charges is a Primavera TIM Cup quarter-final tie with the Granata on Saturday 20 December, kick-off 14.30 CET.