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Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola started in Parma's centenary match alongside Antonio Cassano
12:13pm Monday 14th October 2013 in Sport
With several of his players away on international duty, Hornets head coach Gianfranco Zola returned to Italy to take part in Parma’s centenary match.
Zola, who made 102 Serie A appearances for the Italian side, was joined by an array of legends that have worn the Gialloblu jersey, including Faustino Asprilla, Lilian Thuram, Fabio Cannavaro and Hernan Crespo.
The Watford boss started the game for the Stelle Crociate side alongside Antonio Cassano before being replaced by Argentine striker Crespo ten minutes into the contest.
The Stelle Crociate team went on to record a 7-5 victory against their Stelle Gialloblu counterparts with Crespo and former Chelsea midfielder Mario Stanić scoring braces for the victors.
Video highlights from the game and a picture of Zola warming up below.
Stelle Gialloblu: Taffarel (Mirante 36) (Bucci 50), Ze Maria, Minotti (Mattioli36), Crippa (Mboma 34) (Amauri 50), Couto (Corradi 36), D Baggio, Barbuti (Milosevic 22), Asprilla (Fiore 36), Mussi (Donati 20), F Cannavaro, Pizzi.
Stelle Crociate: Boranga (Ballotta 15), Benarrivo (Blomqvist 10), Di Chiara(Barone 36), Bia (Carbona 36), Apolloni (Caneo 42) (Palladino 57), A Lucarelli(Thuram 25), Melli (Cardone 36), Boghossian (Fuser 36), C Lucarelli (Stanic36), Zola (Crespo 10), Cassano (Cardone 12).
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