It seemed a forlorn hope even for a man who had landed five out of his six kicks up to that point, but he levelled the scores at 22-22 with a magnificent effort that sailed over the posts. Minutes later he won the game with a 50 metre effort that went over off an upright and the cross-bar.
"Jerome Porical had a really great night and every kick was important because it was so close. I wasn't sure what the score was when he told the referee he wanted to kick for goal because I knew they had scored two tries to our one," admitted Parisse.
"We didn't play very well - and certainly not as well as we did in Bath. We missed a lot of opportunities, especially in the first half, but we're happy to be going to Dublin.
"We were a bit unlucky in the final against Harlequins a few years ago and that defeat is still in our minds. We have worked hard to reach another final, but we will enjoy this win first before we start thinking about Dublin.
"We will watch the game between Leinster and Biarritz Olympique and it would be strange to play Biarritz in the final. They certainly have the experience to do well and it is going to be a very exciting match."
It was an emotional homecoming for Porical, who ended with 20 points on the night on his return to his home town team, as he kicked his new team into their seocnd Amlin Challelnge Cup final in three seasons - and ended the dreams of his former team mates.
Stade have played in two Heineken Cup finals in the past and have yet to win on the big day. Will Dublin, on Friday, 17 May, be fourth time lucky.