Sunday August 25 2013
Donadoni feels Parma passion

Parma open their campaign against Chievo and Roberto Donadoni “can feel the enthusiasm of the fans.”

The Ducali celebrate their Centenary this year and begin at the Stadio Tardini tonight at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT). Click here for a match preview.

“We worked hard to make sure we were ready and are really eager to start well,” said Donadoni in his Press conference.

“Chievo have always been a tenacious opponent, so I expect them to be tough and force us to sweat. Nonetheless, I am hopeful over our fitness levels and we will soon be at 100 per cent.”

Gabriel Paletta is out injured and Daniele Galloppa suspended, but with Antonio Cassano, Amauri, Nicola Sansone and Jonathan Biabiany there is a formidable front line.

“It is important to start well, but one also needs balance in judgment, whether good or bad. We can feel the enthusiasm of the fans and hope that will remain even in negative moments.”

Parma squad for Chievo: Acquah, Amauri, Bajza, Benalouane, Biabiany, Cassani, Cassano, Felipe, Gobbi, Lucarelli, Marchionni, Mendes, Mesbah, Mirante, Munari, Okaka, Palladino, Parolo, Pavarini, Rispoli, Rosi, Sansone, Valdes