ITALIAN SERIE A

Ennio Tardini, Italy

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Parma

  • Djamel Mesbah 19'
  • Marco Parolo 28'
  • Aleandro Rosi 35'
  • Marco Parolo 40'

4 - 3

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Atalanta

  • Giacomo Bonaventura 20'
  • Germán Denis 44'
  • Marko Livaja 79'

Parma v Atalanta: Preview

Parma coach Roberto Donadoni is not concerned about the form of Amauri, even though the striker has yet to score after four games of the new Serie A campaign.

The Italian forward, who scored 10 goals for Parma last term, will lead his team's attack on Wednesday against Atalanta.

Amauri did come close to opening his account in Sunday's goalless draw against Catania when his shot forced goalkeeper Mariano Andujar into a full-stretch save.

``I'm satisfied with the performance of all of my players, including Amauri,'' Donadoni said.

``I think we are showing the right spirit and against Chievo (in a 0-0 draw in their first game of the season) we had the right approach even though we didn't score.

``But the important thing is that we create chances and sooner or later the goals will come.

``It is just a question of time.''

Lack of goalscoring has been Parma's main problem, with the Gialloblu having found the net just twice this season.

Parma remain winless after four games and take on an Atalanta side that lost 2-0 to Fiorentina last weekend.

The result followed their 2-0 reverse to Napoli and was the Bergamaschi's third defeat in four games.

``We have lost games against two great teams,'' Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono said.

``It is normal to lose against these sides but now we face a team that is within our reach.

``We expect a difficult game at Parma but if we play with the same determination as we did against Napoli and Fiorentina, I am confident we can get a good result at Parma.''

The home side are without injured trio Mory Kone, Gabriel Paletta and Daniele Galloppa.

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