Parma, 10 April 2022Brescia v Parma in the spring is an iconic coincidence, in Serie B, which has left its mark on the Crociati’s History in quite unforgettable fashion.

Coach Nevio Scala’s team, on Sunday 27 March 1990, at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti, started their triumphant march towards the club’s first-ever Serie A promotion; although this came after a series of poor results and inconsistent performances.

They left it late, however, just a few minutes before referee Giuseppe Bailo’s (Novi Ligure) final whistle.

The confirmation of this run of games, in an era of national and international successes, was assisted by a supporting act, brought on in the 58th minute in place of central defender, Massimo Susic.

He was Aldo Monza, a tough defender who always showed great heart and drive, despite not being blessed with much natural talent. The fans in the Curva Nord lauded him for his determination, application and dedication.

Monza was an iconic figure, your typical workhorse.

At Rigamonti, that day, half an hour after taking the lead, in the 87th minute came the decisive goal, to seal the victory (0-1), at the end of the pitch in which Parma Calcio’s fans had gathered.

Aldo found the back of the net with a powerful right-footed effort from outside the box, as he capitalised on a parried effort by Brescia goalkeeper, and former Crociati, Alessandro Zaninelli.

In the photos: Crociati fans cheer on their team in the away end of the Rigamonti; Monza in action, with the ball at his feet; the band of Parma Calcio supporters.