MILAN, Italy Ė Parma added to Inter Milanís woes with a 1-0 win on Saturday in Serie A action at San Siro.
Inter Milan, with Argentine striker Mauro Icardi starting on the bench, controlled ball possession against an opponent that focused mainly on defense while waiting for opportunities on the counter-attack.
The hosts, however, failed to turn that dominance into goals, with Senegalese forward Keita Balde and Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar failing to convert the two best chances in the first half.
Looking to boost his attacking line, Inter head coach Luciano Spalletti inserted Icardi after the intermission.
Just 12 minutes into the second half, Inter had a golden opportunity to break the scoreless deadlock but Italian defender Federico Dimarco, playing on loan at Parma, saved Croatian international forward Ivan Perisicís effort on the goal line.
Inter paid for those squandered chances as Dimarco, making his first Serie A appearance for Parma, fired into his parent clubís goal on a long range shot in the 79th minute.
The hosts, who have now lost twice in four Serie A matches, are currently seventh in the Serie A standings with four points.
Parma (12th place) also has four points but is behind Inter Milan based on goal differential.