Goal of the day: Massimo Gobbi (Parma) vs Palermo | inside World Soccer

Parma midfielder Massimo Gobbi had to wait until the last match for his first goal of the season, and what a goal it was.

Massimo Gobbi celebrates with Parma teammates after scoring the opening goal against Palermo
Massimo Gobbi celebrates with Parma teammates after scoring the opening goal against Palermo

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Playing at Palermo on Sunday, Gobbi put Parma ahead with a moment of real class in the 38th minute.

Following a free-kick into the Palermo penalty area, the ball broke to Gobbi on the edge of the area and he unleashed an unstoppable volley into the top corner.

It was a goal which even drew applause from some of the home fans in the Stadio Renzo Barbera.

Jaime Valdés doubled the lead three minutes later on the counter-attack before Ishak Belfodil added a third in the last minute of the first half to finish Palermo off.

Fabrizio Miccoli netted a consolation with 15 minutes remaining in what was probably his last appearance for the Rosaneri.

"The goals were beautiful; the one of Gobbi was scored with a scheme that we tried during the week and for that I am very content," said Parma coach Roberto Donadoni.

Gobbi added: "I wanted to score but didn't expect such a nice one."


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