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    US Pescara



Angelo Massimino, Italy

Attendance: 15613

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Catania coach Rolando Maran wants his side to fight for every point they can get, despite already making it a record-breaking season for the Sicilian club in Serie A.

With two games of the campaign remaining, the Rosazzurri have already picked up more points than in any previous top-flight campaign, but after drawing 1-1 with Sampdoria in midweek, Maran now wants to end the season with two more wins.

``We are honouring the league to the very end and we want to push to get the most out of it,'' he said.

``After we equalised (against Samp), we looked for a winner and now I want us to aim for another objective, which would be to gain a position.

``We have this possibility within our reach.''

To help them, Maran hopes the Stadio Massimino will be full tomorrow.

``The fans have put their hearts into it this season and it is important that they come out tomorrow against Pescara so we can all celebrate together,'' he said.

``That is something we really want. We have the chance to finish eighth in the table.''

Not only would finishing eighth be a significant achievement, the chance to overtake Inter Milan and leave them behind in the table is another source of motivation.

The two teams are separated by just a point while Catania have a comfortable six-point advantage over 10th-place Parma.

Pescara's relegation to Serie B was confirmed weeks ago and a 4-0 defeat at home to AC Milan in midweek laid bare their limitations.

They travel to Sicily still without their injured first-choice goalkeeper Ivan Pelizzoli, whose place will again be taken by Mattia Perin, while Vladimir Weiss is again likely to miss out for Cristian Bucchi's men.

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