Parma: Parma will travel to Udinese for their third encounter this season and will be without the services of striker Marco Asensio, who is suspended with a hamstring injury.

Goalkeeper Federico Calabria has also been ruled out for the match after picking up a groin injury, while the team will be short of full-backs.

The visitors were not able to register a single shot on target in the first leg at the Aviva Stadium, but the hosts are looking to regain their confidence after conceding just one goal in the previous two games.

The home side had a first-half chance on goal and were awarded a penalty after a clash of heads on the edge of the area by substitute goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

The match started with a bang with the hosts pressing high up the pitch and finding the net on several occasions.

Udinese, however, were able to hold out until the hour mark and they should be more comfortable in front of goal should they be able to maintain the high line and defend better.

They will have to be patient with their defensive line if they are to beat the reigning champions, who will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

The Udinese defence were again at their best in the second half, with Leonardo Bonucci and Federico Fazio proving to be the key performers, as they dominated possession and created opportunities for the Nerazzurri forwards.

The Nerazzu have struggled against Parma in recent times, losing both legs 1-0, while they have struggled in the Champions League, losing 3-0 to Sampdoria in the group stages.

They are currently sixth in Serie A and three points adrift of second-placed Juventus, who are two points adrawn from fifth-placed Lazio.

Udine are without the likes of former Juventus star Giorgio Chiellini, who has a hamstring problem.