The game was marked by tactical awareness and was not very exciting. Parma scored with forward Valeri Bojinov in the 54th minute. However, Inter quickly equalized with Mario Balotelli in the 59th minute after replacing midfielder Thiago Motta just two minutes earlier. Parma winger Francesco Valiani was red carded in the 72nd minute for a second yellow received following a harsh foul on Inter centre-back Lucio.
With this draw, Inter now have a nine-point advantage over AS Roma, while Parma remain in 12th place.