Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Parma play host to Bari at their Stadio Ennio Tardini in the Italian Cup last 16. Parma have been in a fine form in the Serie B of late, with the team winning three of their last four league fixtures, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the Coppa Italia clash. Forward Dennis Man remains on the sidelines with a hip injury, while defender Simone Romagnoli is a major doubt.
I Biancorossi, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Ascoli. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team, but all Salcedo, Botta, and Terranova could be recalled to the starting XI. In their last meeting at Stadio Ennio Tardini the two teams played out a 2-2 draw, and seeing that the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, the share of spoils is on the horizon.
Highlighted Player (Gianluigi Buffon):
Gianluigi Buffon is a legendary Italian goalkeeper. The 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper was born in Carrara, Italy on 28 January, 1978 and he began his senior career at Parma. After making 169 league appearances for the Gli Emiliani, he joined Juventus in 2001 and he has been playing for the “Old Lady” ever since.
Buffon is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of football and he won seven Serie A trophies with Juve. In 2006 he helped Italy clinch the FIFA World Cup trophy as they defeated France on penalties in the title game. He managed to keep no less than five clean sheets at the showpiece tournament in Germany.
Buffon set a number of records and it has to be noted that he is a goalkeeper with most number of clean sheets and penalty kicks saved in the Serie A. His mother Mara Stella was a discus thrower, while his father Adriano was a weightlifter. Gigi’s contract with Juve expires on 30 June, 2018.