Parma, 11 May 2021 – In the history of the club, one of the four league victories recorded at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, against Lazio took place on a sweltering, Spring afternoon in the capital.

In the run-up to another away day at Lazio in that same period of the season (at 20:45 tomorrow, Wednesday 12 May, the 36th gameweek of the 20/21 Serie A Season), let’s relive the story of that famous victory.

The following was written on 26 April, 1998, in the second half of the game:

The deadlock was broken on 57 minutes by a piece of Pavel Nedved magic.

The Czech attacking-midfielder scored an outrageous right-footed volley, after an assist from Roberto Mancini, in an action that relied also on the incredible strength of centre-forward, Pierluigi Casiraghi, in getting away from his marker. 1-0.

20 minutes from the end, Carlo Ancelotti’s Parma, trailing to the Biancocelesti, levelled.

Nestor Sensini scored the equaliser on 71 minutes.

The Argentine netted with a header, after a trade-mark Zè Maria burst: the Brazilian full-back burst up the line (on this occasion beating Italian left-back Giuseppe Favalli) on the right wing, before putting in a precise cross.

The bullet-header, directed down into the ground, left goalkeeper, Luca Marchegiani, with no chance. 1-1.

Lazio, led by Swedish coach Sven Goran Eriksson, went on to win the Scudetto in 2000 – here, though, they were shell-shocked.

Moments later, in the 74th minute, the come-back was complete – cue angry booing from the home fans.

Mario Stanic darted away from his marker, Paolo Negro, at the front post, to get on the end of a perfect left-footed cross from Swede, Jesper Blomqvist. 1-2.

At the end of the season, in mid-May, both teams – separated in the table by just a point – qualified for the Uefa Cup for the 98/99 season.

Parma finished sixth, with 57 points, Lazio one place behind, with 56 points.

In the slide: Stanic. In the photo: Crociati supporters in the stands at the Olimpico.