Parma Coach Roberto D’Aversa believes Sassuolo will be “out for revenge” when they meet in the Emilia-Romagna derby this afternoon.
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The Gialloblu beat the Neroverdi 2-1 in the Ennio Tardini earlier in the season and D’Aversa confirmed in his Press conference that it would be a difficult game.
“They are two points ahead of us in the standings and they will want to get revenge for the first game. They will give everything to get the result.
“We studied their last games against Chievo and Lazio and they have improved, but we must take advantages of their weaknesses.”
Parma are in 14th place in the Serie A table with 34 points and drew 0-0 with Torino in their last outing.
“We must play as we did against Torino and try and take advantage of any slip-ups that occur. In that game, we played with the right mentality.”
D’Aversa confirmed that ex-Arsenal man Gervinho has recovered and could be fit in time for the game, but Roberto Inglese, Bruno Alves and Francisco Sierralta miss out.
“Gervinho has taken part in training with the team both yesterday and today and will be evaluated.”
Parma squad for Sassuolo: Brazao, Frattali, Sepe; Bastoni, Dimarco, Gagliolo, Gazzola, Gobbi, Iacoponi; Barillà, Dezi, Diakhate, Kasa, Kucka, Machin, Rigoni, Scozzarella, Stulac; Ceravolo, Gervinho, Schiappacasse, Siligardi, Sprocati
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