Parma, 30 September 2022 – This edition of Crociati History with Frosinone has a recent past.

It came in the 21st century. In Serie B. At the Stadio Ennio Tardini. At the end of September, in the year 2008.

It began with a draw packed full of goals (2-2), which set the tone for the crisis at the beginning of the season for our team, having just been relegated, coached at the time by Gigi Cagni, who was let go the following week to make way for coach Francesco Guidolin.

This is the historical period that we delved into ahead of Parma vs. Frosinone tomorrow, Saturday 1 October, on Matchday 7 of Serie B 2022/2023.
On that occasion it was played on a warm Tuesday evening. It was 23 September 2008.
It was the Gialloazzurri, in the 13th minute, who took the lead.
Striker Vincenzo Santoruvo was able to score, emerging unmarked behind our defence, alone and unperturbed in the area from a corner (0-1).
Five minutes later, Alberto Paloschi restored the scoreline by unleashing some magic of his own. He picked up a through ball from Stefano Morrone, turned and, with power, unleashed an unstoppable right-footed shot (1-1).
At the end of the first half, the two teams were reduced to ten men. It was Alessandro Lucarelli (in his first season, and seventh game, in a Parma shirt) and David Giubilato, who were sent off, both instigators of a fight.
In the 51st minute Parma went ahead. Cristiano Lucarelli, Alessandro’s brother, beat the goalkeeper, former player Vincenzo Sicignano, with a free kick from 30 yards out, deflected by the wall (2-1).

Another former player, Zlatko Dedic, soon afterwards (57′) equalised by converting a penalty kick, awarded by referee Carmine Russo for a clear foul by Massimo Paci on Santoruvo (2-2).
Between the sticks, our goalkeeper, Gianluca Pegolo due to the injury of first choice Nicola Pavarini in the previous match in Grosseto, was not able to make the save.
At the end of that season Parma returned to Serie A after relegation the previous year.

In the photos: Fans on the Curva Nord and Cristiano Lucarelli’s goal.