Many Inter fans thought this was going to be a case of turning up and demolishing lowly Parma, this wouldn't be the case however, as The Ducali came away from the Giuseppe Meazza with a well deserved point against Roberto Mancini's struggling Nerazzurri.
Parma had to do without club captain Alessandro Lucarelli for this one as he began his three match ban, Roberto Donadoni was able to welcome back the trio of Antonio Mirante, Massimo Gobbi and Jose Mauri. As for Inter they had to do without Mauro Icardi and Nemanja Vidic.
It was a dire start to the game, Inter having most of the play early on but doing very little with it. Despite half chances for Silvestre Varela and Cristobal Jorquera in the opening stages, Inter would take the lead thanks to a Fredy Guarin long range strike which took a wicked deflection off Jose Mauri to beat Antonio Mirante in the Parma goal.
Parma's heads could easily have went down but with Inter being so poor they knew they could get back into the game. Andrea Costa almost levelled the game but his free kick was turned over bu Samir Handanovic. Donadoni's men did get back on level terms just before the break and deservedly so, Albanian, Andi Lila go on the end of a Varela cross to power his header past the helpless Handanovic. The jeers rang round this famous old ground as referee Peruzzo brought the half to a close.
Inter again had the majority of play in the second half, but the absence of Icardi was notable as they struggled to break down Parma's resiliant defence.
Mancini brought on Matteo Kovacic for the disapointing Puscas, he should have done better as the substitute headed wide from a Juan Jesus cross on the 53rd minute.
As Inter's frustration began to grow, Parma began to get more confident and had chances to go on and win the game, most notably when ex Inter man Ishak Belfodil failed to play in Ghezzal on the counter attack.
Inter began to pile on the pressure in the closing minutes but Parma's resiliant defence managed to stand firm as the left Milan with a well deserved point.
Inter; Handanovic, Santon, Ranocchia ,Felipe (Podolski, 76), Juan Jesus, Guarin, Medel, Brozovic, Shaqiri (Hernanes, 89), Palacio, Puscas (Kovacic, 45)
Parma; Mirante, Gobbi, Costa, Mendes, Feddal, Jose Mauri, Jorquera (Cassani, 83), Lila (Ghezzal, 45), Nocerino, Varela, Belfodil (Coda, 77)
Ref; S. Peruzzo
By Giovanni Dougall