Pescara beats Parma 2-0 to save manager's job

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ROME (AP) -Struggling Pescara beat in-form Parma 2-0 Sunday to save the job of its manager Giovanni Stroppa.

Elvis Abbruscato scored in the 49th minute at Pescara's Cornacchia stadium with an angled shot from within the area, then Slovakia midfielder Vladimir Weiss scored with a shot that bounced in off the post in added time.

Pescara had made clear before the match that Stroppa needed to win to remain in his post. Former Catania coach Pasquale Marino had already been lined up as a replacement.

The victory moved promoted Pescara out of the relegation zone, three points clear of Palermo, which was third to last ahead of its match at Roma later.

Parma, which had won three straight, remained sixth.

Also later, third-placed Napoli faced Torino and fourth-place Lazio was at Catania.

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