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Parma extends winless run with 2-1 loss at Verona in Serie A

Parma extended its winless streak to 13 games in Serie A with a 2-1 loss at Hellas Verona on Monday that deepened its relegation worries.

Parma has lost nine of its past 10 league matches, drawing the other, to leave it second from bottom of the Serie A standings, four points from safety.

Verona had lost three of its past four matches and Parma took the lead in the eighth minute when Juraj Kucka converted a penalty after Yann Karamoh had been brought down by goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.

Federico Dimarco of Verona, centre, celebrates scoring the equaliser at 1-1 against Parma, during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Monday Feb. 15, 2021. ( Paola GarbuioLaPresse via AP)

But Verona was level just five minutes later as Parma midfielder Alberto Grassi turned Federico Dimarco’s shot into his own net.

Both sides came close to going in front before Antonín Barák scored the winner when he headed in a corner in the 61st.

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Antonin Barak, centre top, of Verona scores to take the lead at 2-1 against Parma, during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Monday Feb. 15, 2021. ( Paola GarbuioLaPresse via AP)

Kucka Juraj of Parma takes a penalty to score the first goal of the game against Verona, during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Monday Feb. 15, 2021. ( Paola GarbuioLaPresse via AP)

Kucka Juraj of Parma, centre, celebrates scoring from a penalty to score the first goal of the game against Verona, during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Monday Feb. 15, 2021. ( Paola GarbuioLaPresse via AP)

Matteo Lovato of Verona, left, in action with Karamoh Yordan of Parma, during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Monday Feb. 15, 2021. ( Paola GarbuioLaPresse via AP)