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Goal of the day: Djamel Mesbah (Parma) vs Atalanta

[Thursday, September 26, 2013 ]

A stunning Djamel Mesbah opener led Parma to a first win of the season with a 4-3 victory over Atalanta at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Wednesday evening.

Djamel Mesbah celebrates with Parma teammates after scoring the opening goal against Atalanta
Djamel Mesbah celebrates with Parma teammates after scoring the opening goal against Atalanta

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The hosts enjoyed a strong start and went ahead in the 19th minute through Mesbah's bullet strike.

A poor clearance led to the ball collected by Mesbah and the Algerian then curled a shot from the edge of the area into the top corner.

Giacomo Bonventura levelled a minute later, but a brace from Marco Parolo and another from Aleandro Rosi handed Parma a 4-1 lead with 10 minutes to go in the first half.

Germán Denis reduced the arrears just before the break and although Atalanta substitute Marko Livaja cut the deficit 4-3 with 11 minutes remaining, the Gialloblu held on for victory.

"We started well with a great goal by Djamel Mesbah, so nice that we lost focus for a while," Parma coach Roberto Donadoni noted afterwards.


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