NEWS
Monday January 13 2020
Line-ups: Parma v Lecce

Roberto Inglese, Dejan Kulusevski and new buy Jasmin Kurtic lead the way for Parma, while Lecce rely on Filippo Falco and Khouma Babacar in tonight’s Serie A clash.

It kicks off at the Stadio Tardini at 19.45 GMT.

Both teams are in dire need of a boost as they reach the midway stage of the season, as although Parma are still in the running for European places, they are fresh off a 5-0 defeat to Atalanta.

Gervinho and Yann Karamoh are still out injured, with Antonino Barillà suspended, but the good news for coach Roberto D’Aversa is the return of centre-forward Inglese.

He made his comeback as a substitute against Atalanta, but this is his first start since September 25, having finally recovered from an ankle sprain.

Kulusevski has already signed for Juventus, although he’ll continue trying to impress during the rest of his loan spell at Parma.

They only signed Kurtic from SPAL over the weekend, but already throw him into the starting XI tonight.

Lecce are hovering above the relegation zone after three consecutive defeats and under increasing pressure.

Gianluca Lapadula and Alessandro Tabanelli are not 100 per cent fit, as Marco Mancosu acts as trequartista supporting Falco and Babacar.

They too give a new signing his debut from the start, as Alessandro Deiola just completed his move from Cagliari.

The Salentini have won only one of their 11 Serie A trips to Parma, 1-0 in February 2011, along with four draws and six defeats.

Parma: Sepe; Darmian, Iacoponi, Bruno Alves, Gagliolo; Kucka, Hernani, Grassi; Kulusevski, Inglese, Kurtic

Lecce: Gabriel; Donati, Rossettini, Lucioni, Dell’Orco; Petriccione, Tachtsidis, Deiola; Mancosu; Falco, Babacar

Ref: Fabbri

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