Sunday April 27 2014
Parma seek Euro 'dream'

Parma director Pietro Leonardi admits the Europa League would be “a dream” for his side ahead of today’s match with Cagliari.

The Ducali play at the Stadio Sant’Elia this afternoon and are in the running for a place in Europe.

“It all depends on us, because even if we are level on points with Milan, we already had a better head-to-head record,” Leonardi told Sky Sport Italia.

“If we win all the four remaining games, then we will be in Europe. That’s why we have to face every match with the right attitude to make a dream come true.”

Antonio Cassano starts this afternoon and has an increasingly good chance of being in Italy’s World Cup squad.

“From the start of the season his performances have been helping Parma, so if this allows him an Italy recall than it’ll be the just conclusion to his campaign.

“We thank Cassano and the other players if we are on 51 points right now, just as Cassano has to thank the Parma environment for helping him to find his form.”

Cagliari: Silvestri; Pisano, Rossettini, Astori, Avelar; Dessena, Conti, Eriksson; Ibraimi, Pinilla, Sau

Parma: Mirante; Cassani, Lucarelli, Felipe, Gobbi; Acquah, Gargano, Parolo; Biabiany, Cassano, Palladino