Parma stun Inter with Dimarco's long-range strike

Reuters , Saturday 15 Sep 2018

Parma's Italian defender Federico Dimarco celebrates after opening the scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Parma on September 15, 2018 at the San Siro stadium in Milan (Photo: AFP)

A stunning long-range striker by Federico Dimarco gave promoted Parma a shock 1-0 win at Inter Milan in Serie A on Saturday.

Inter, with only one win in their opening four games, dominated the game and let numerous chances go begging before being punished by a player they loaned to Parma one month ago.

The 20-year-old won the ball in midfield and then beat Samir Handovic with a 25-metre shot that swerved, dipped and went in off the underside of the bar for his first-ever Serie A goal, giving Parma their first win since returning to the top flight.

Dimarco was raised at Inter and played twice for them as a 17-year-old. He was loaned to Ascoli and then Empoli, was sold to Swiss club Sion in 2017 and bought back in July, before being loaned out to Parma one month later.

Ivory Coast forward Gervinho nearly added a second for Parma, dribbling past three players before seeing his shot saved by Handanovic.

Dimarco also rescued Parma just before the hour when he cleared Ivan Perisic's shot off the line.

Inter, who host Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday as they return to the Champions League after a six-season absence, have taken only four points from their opening four games.

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