Parma 3-2 Roma

Zeman blames pitch and players

November 1, 2012
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent
Roma boss Zdenek Zeman blamed both the pitch and his players after seeing his team throw away another lead in the 3-2 defeat at Parma.

The game, which marked Roma's second consecutive 3-2 loss, was played in torrential rain and Zeman told Sky Italia: "The state of the pitch influenced the result. The puddles meant the ball got stuck at crucial moments during the Parma goals.

"We had to always play it long and created some chances, but Parma ended up having an easy time defending. ...

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