Parma, 20 January 2022 – The chronicle of the Crociati’s history contains only three pages dedicated to the championship matches played against Frosinone at the Tardini.

The first one, in the autumn of 2008, was a scintillating 2-2 draw, which we have already re-examined once before, on the eve of the second one. The second one goes down as the only victory and was it was a thriller.

We relive it today, just a few hours before our next meeting with the Ciociaria Gialloblu on the Piazzale Risorgimento pitch.

The match took place on Saturday 7 April 2018, on a beautiful spring afternoon, in Serie B.

The star of the show was the explosive winger Antonio Di Gaudio.

Totò was awarded a penalty, in the 9th minute, for a clear foul on him by defender Nicolò Brighenti, awarded by referee Ivano Pezzuto of Lecce.

Unfortunately, Emanuele Calaiò missed the penalty, striking the post of the goal defended by Mauro Vigorito.

Then our offensive weapon was unleashed and after about ten minutes, he took the lead.

In the 20th minute, Luca Siligardi took a corner from the right. Riccardo Gagliolo made a block in the area, which fell our number 20, who, wide open, shot right-footed into the net (1-0).

On the left-wing that day, Di Gaudio was unstoppable.

38 minutes in, he doubled our lead. Siligardi was at it again, working his magic on the right.

He then spotted his teammate, who broke into the box, and set him up with him with a masterful lob.

It was child’s play for Totò, who slid the ball under the opposing keeper’s legs (2-0).

It was the sixth win in seven matches for Parma Calcio in their hunt for promotion to Serie A, which they won in May without having to participate in the playoffs.

After beating Frosinone that Saturday, the Crociati were momentarily in fourth place with 56 points, only two points behind Palermo and the same Ciociari, who were in the hotly contested second-place spot behind the dominant leader Empoli (67 points).

In the photos: the Crociati fans at the start of the match; Di Gaudio’s celebration with team-mates Valerio Di Cesare and Gagliolo after scoring the winning goal; an array of flags in the Curva Nord; Siligardi in action; Totò just after scoring his brace and celebrating with Calaiò in front of the Curva before running into the stand; the whole team, at the end of the match, celebrating with the Curva Nord.