Sunday October 6 2013
Donadoni excited for Emilia Derby

The first ever Serie A edition of the Emilia Derby Parma-Sassuolo is today and Roberto Donadoni fears an upset.

It kicks off at the Stadio Tardini at 11.30am UK time (10.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Once again we are called to show consistency,” said the Ducali Coach in his Press conference.

“We are facing a Sassuolo side that is improving and earned an extremely important result by fighting back to hold Lazio 3-3. They even threatened to win it, a sign that Sassuolo are achieving mentality and belief.

“Therefore, we have to share that mentality when we step on to the field. We mustn’t look at Sassuolo’s position in the table, but rather the qualities they bring to the game. It won’t be easy.”

Parma also completed a late comeback last week, holding Fiorentina to a 2-2 draw with the last kick of the game.

Marco Marchionni and Amauri sit out bans with Stefano Okaka, Daniele Galloppa and Gabriel Paletta sidelined.

“I certainly would’ve preferred not to lose Marchionni, especially as I feel his booking against Fiorentina was unfair,” added Donadoni.

Parma squad for Sassuolo: Acquah, Bajza, Benalouane, Biabiany, Cassani, Cassano, Cerri, Felipe, Gargano, Gobbi, Kone, Lucarelli, Mendes, Mesbah, Mirante, Munari, Obi, Palladino, Parolo, Pavarini, Rosi, Sansone, Valdes

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