Parma, 24 September 2021League matches between Parma and Pisa at the Stadio Ennio Tardini have always been exciting encounters played in front of a boisterous crowd, also thanks to the regular presence of a large away contingent.

Two days before the next clash, which will take place at 16:15 CEST on Sunday 26 September, we’ve delved into the Crocati History records and are taking you back to when the sides faced each other on Sunday 5 April 1987.

Parma, who had gained promotion to Serie B the year before and had Arrigo Sacchi in the dugout, were, together with Giovanni Galeone’s Pescara, one of the surprises of the 1986/87 season. Ultimately, the Crociati just fell short in the final month of the campaign.

One of the Ducali’s major wins that season came against Gigi Simoni’s Pisa, who ended up finishing second on 44 points (level with table-toppers Pescara) and thus earned promotion to the Italian top flight. Parma, meanwhile, came seventh on 40 points.

The Crociati ran out 2-0 winners against the Tuscans thanks to goals either side of half-time.

The explosive Gianpiero Piovani bagged the first in the 44th minute, while Davide Fontolan sealed victory with 58 minutes on the clock.

Header: Fontolan in action. Photos: Coach Sacchi and the Curva Nord that Sunday.