Parma, 28 February 2022Parma Calcio, on Wednesday 2 March, travel to Monza for a league game for the first time in 33 years.

Looking through the annals of Crociati History, victories are few and far between for the Gialloblù in the Lombard city (just one win, way back in 1941. So let’s instead look at the fixture that took place during the promotion season under Nevio Scala.

It was Sunday 8 October 1989 and it ended 1-1 at the Stadio Brianteo.

Passammo in vantaggio con un gol di Alessandro Melli al 22′. We took the lead through Alessandro Melli in the 22nd minute.

Sandrino made a darting run into the box to meet Enzo Gambaro’s ball in from the left-hand side.

He went with a first-touch finish, getting there ahead of a defender and sticking it past goalkeeper Davide Pinato.

The hosts drew level in the 35th minute, as Monza centre forward Edi Bivi converted from the spot after his side were awarded a penalty for a foul by Daniele Zoratto.

Photos: Crociati fans at the Brianteo in Monza