(Reuters) – Udinese took the opening three points of the Serie A season when Ignacio Pussetto beat Parma 3-2 after a late goal and continued a high-scoring weekend on Sunday.
Parma traveled to the game without seven players who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the past five days. The players were not named, although Parma managed to set up most of their regular lineups.
Hernani put Parma ahead with a 26-minute shot that distracted Udinese defender Samir, who equalized two minutes later with a header from a corner – his side’s first goal of the season
Parma were their worst enemy when Hernani missed a slight chance after the break and the visitors gave Udinese a second goal.
Jasmin Kurtic passed the ball to Roberto Pereyra on the edge of the field and the Argentine cross was his own goal by Simone Iacoponi.
Yann Karamoh prevailed against Parma after 70 minutes, but Pussetto brought Udinese to victory with a low shot from the edge of the field in the 88th minute. Both teams had three points from four games.
The result also brought the Serie A to 21 in four games on Sunday.