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Wednesday October 21 2020
Gervinho: ‘I was close to Inter'

Parma star striker Gervinho confirms he was close to joining Inter in the summer: ‘It would have been an honour.'

The former Arsenal star could have joined the Nerazzurri in a swap deal with Andrea Pinamonti but Inter and Parma failed to reach an agreement in the final days of the summer transfer window.

"I was close to joining Inter, a club to respect, but I’m not disappointed,” the 33-year-old told Talent d'Afrique.

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Tuesday October 20 2020
Bruno Alves has COVID-19

Bruno Alves is one of the seven players at Parma who tested positive for COVID-19, confirms his agent. ‘This shows it can happen to anyone.’

There are in total seven players within the Ducali squad who contracted Coronavirus, but the club has not named them due to privacy reasons.

However, agent Oscar Damiani told Parma Live that Alves was one of them.

“Bruno is fine, he is positive, but asymptomatic,” said Damiani.

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Tuesday October 20 2020
Spadafora: 'Serie A needs Plan B and C'

Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora said football has no ‘certainties’ to complete the season and urges Serie A to ‘find a Plan B and C’.

After a new wave of coronavirus in the top tier, the Minister of Sport said he believes the championship can be completed but stressed he can’t guarantee anything.

“We can do it, but I don’t know if we can go all the way,” Spadafora told La7. “We have no certainties for either Serie A or the other aspects.

“The League must find a Plan B and C.”

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Sunday October 18 2020
Highlights: Udinese 3-2 Parma

It was a five-goal thriller at the Stadio Friuli, with Udinese and Parma battling it out until Ignacio Pussetto’s late winner.

The Ducali were missing seven players due to COVID-19, but still went in front thanks to a Hernani strike, although Samir replied moments later with a bullet header.

Simone Iacoponi accidentally turned in Roberto Pereyra’s pull-back and Yann Karamoh thought he’d earned a point for Parma.

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Sunday October 18 2020
Liverani: ‘Proud to coach Parma’

Fabio Liverani says Parma didn’t feel sorry for themselves after seven confirmed cases of Covid-19: ‘I am proud to coach this team.’

"I am lucky enough to coach a strong group. There are many new players who have arrived of late,” Liverani told Sky Sport after the game.

“We’ve had Covid cases, injured players during the International break, others who arrived on Friday. If you put all together, we had a great game overall.

“We conceded the 3-2 in a counterattack, this is the spirit of the team.

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Sunday October 18 2020
Liveblog: Serie A Wk4 Sunday

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s five Serie A games, including Sassuolo targeting second place at Bologna, Spezia-Fiorentina and Roma-Benevento.

If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

We begin at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT) with an intriguing Emilia-Romagna Derby between Bologna and Sassuolo.

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Sunday October 18 2020
Gotti: ‘Udinese wanted to win at all costs’

Udinese ‘wanted to win at all costs’ says Luca Gotti after the Friulani’s first win of the season against Parma.

"I saw a team that wanted to win at all costs,” Gotti told Sky Sport after the game.

“Today we conceded little but we conceded two goals. I am one of those coaches who do not want to concede goals which doesn’t mean you can’t play many strikers.”

Udinese faced a Parma side that were decimated by seven cases of Coronavirus.

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Sunday October 18 2020
Udinese 3-2 Parma: Friuli five-goal thriller

Udinese hadn’t scored a single goal this season, but needed three – including a last-gasp Ignacio Pussetto strike – to get the better of decimated Parma 3-2.

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Sunday October 18 2020
Official: new Covid case at Parma

Parma have announced another of their players tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of today's away clash against Udinese, taking the total up to seven.

"Parma Calcio 1913 announce that the round of molecular swabs carried out last night in Udine gave negative results for all the members of the team group, except for one athlete, asymptomatic, who was placed in isolation,” the statement reads.

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Saturday October 17 2020
Now six COVID cases at Parma

The Parma outbreak is intensifying, as there are now six players out of tomorrow’s trip to Udinese after testing positive for COVID-19.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

There had already been four players positive this week, with another announced this morning.

This afternoon, Parma released another statement noting that the latest round of swabs had found a sixth player to be positive.

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