Parma secured a point in their return to Serie A with a 2-0 win over Genoa on Saturday, sealing a first league win in their new home in just two weeks after a disastrous two-game spell at the end of last season.
Parma have never won at the Estadio San Siro, but are the latest Serie A club to open a new stadium in the last two years, with the Nerazzurri taking over the old San Sampan last summer and then the new Boca Juniors stadium last season as part of their takeover of the club.
Genoa have had their share of problems in recent years, but this was their first league victory in the new home.
Sigurd Bergoglio’s side, who won the league for the first time since 2005, are in the bottom half of Serie A and are yet to win in the league this season.
Geno’s new coach, Angelo Ogbonna, said he was pleased with the result and said he had to give Genoa a chance to get back into the Champions League.
“We are all happy to score two points and keep going with our progress,” he said.
“Genoa played some fantastic football last season, and we will try to be as strong as possible to try to reach the Champions Leagues.
Genesio have a lot of quality and we are very pleased to win.”
Parma manager Gigi Buffon said his side were not afraid to play aggressively but he said they were happy to give the Nerazim an opportunity to get in the Champions league.
“They will try and be strong, but we have to be aggressive and win the ball back and put it on the floor,” he told the Corriere dello Sport.
“They are a very good team, they are young and they are hungry, but they are not afraid.”
Genoa have not won at San Sirmo since 2005 and lost 1-0 at home to Sampdoria last season in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final.
Gena have never reached the Europa League or reached the Serie A final.