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Sunday March 9 2014
Line-ups: Parma-Verona

Parma-Verona is a thoroughly unexpected showdown for European qualification as Luca Toni takes on Antonio Cassano.

It kicks off at the Stadio Tardini at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

These teams are both locked together on 40 points in joint sixth place and can make a push for Europa League entry.

The Ducali are unbeaten in 14 rounds, a Serie A club record, while Hellas have won three of their last four away games.

Roberto Donadoni has a full Parma squad to choose from and sticks with his trident attack of Cassano, Jonathan Biabiany and Raffaele Palladino.

Gabriel Paletta is in the back three with renewed confidence after his impressive Italy debut in the friendly with Spain on Wednesday.

Verona welcome back Toni from suspension and he completes the trio with Juan Iturbe and Bosko Jankovic.

This fixture has been played in Serie A only twice over the last 13 years, ending 2-2 and a 2-1 Verona victory in June 2001.

Parma: Mirante; Cassani, Paletta, Lucarelli, Gobbi; Gargano, Marchionni, Parolo; Biabiany, Cassano, Palladino

Parma bench: Bajza, Pavarini, Felipe, Rossini, Molinaro, Obi, Acquah, Munari, Galloppa, Schelotto, Amauri, Cerri

Verona: Rafael; Cacciatore, Maietta, Moras, Agostini; Romulo, Cirigliano, Marquinho; Iturbe, Toni, Jankovic

Verona bench: Nicolas, Mihaylov, Pillud, Gonzalez, Albertazzi, Donadel, Donati, Hallfredsson, Sala, Martinho, Cacia, Rabusic, Gomez

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