Serie A - Last-gasp Parma hold Fiorentina in thriller

Massimo Gobbi scored deep into injury time as Parma drew 2-2 with Fiorentina in Florence.

Serie A - Last-gasp Parma hold Fiorentina in thriller

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Walter Gargano had given the visitors the lead in first-half stoppage time but goals from Gonzalo Rodriguez and Juan Vargas put La Viola ahead.

But with time running out Gobbi struck to earn Parma a share of the spoils. They stay 14th, below Atalanta on goal difference, with Fiorentina remaining fifth.

La Viola had gone behind at the stroke of half-time to a deflected Gargano strike that left Neto no chance.

Vincenzo Montella was also forced into a change when Giuseppe Rossi limped off with muscular problems.

Fiorentina seemed a completely different team after the break and turned it around with Rodriguez soaring above the crowd to nod in a Borja Valero corner.

Then Vargas marked his comeback with what he thought was the winner, chesting down a David Pizarro cross and spinning round for the left-foot volley at full stretch, aided by a slight deflection to beat Antonio Mirante at the near post.

However, Parma would not give up and snatched a point with the last kick of the game, silencing the Stadio Artemio Franchi crowd.

Jonathan Biabiany burst down the right and chipped up a cross to the back post where ex-Fiorentina man Massimo Gobbi nodded in from point-blank range.

It’s another setback for Montella’s men, who were beaten 2-1 at San Siro after taking the lead against Inter on Thursday night.

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