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Lazio's Bresciano set to take on old club Parma

Mark Bresciano is preparing to take on his former club in the Italian Serie A this weekend. The 31-year old midfielder and his Lazio teammates host his ex-club Parma at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Sunday and the fifth-placed Baincocelesti will be hoping for maximum points as they chase a Champions League spot.

Bresciano sees this meeting as a good chance for Lazio to make the most of the travelling Northern Italian outfit who parted ways with manager Pasquale Marino this week after falling to 16th on the league table.

"They are in crisis, but the new coach may give them the desire to win," Bresciano told La Lazio Siamo Noi.

"A victory will be important, this could be the last chance for the Champions League. If we don't win it will be very hard to achieve."

He also said he wouldn't mind putting one in the back of the net against the club that helped him greatly during his career.

"They were important years of my career at Parma where I made strides. But there are none of my former teammates still there so I wouldn't mind him scoring, in fact I would only be too happy," he added.

With Lazio sitting fifth, they find Roman rivals AS Roma one spot and four points behind them but Bresciano admits the Giallorossi are not in their thoughts as they strive to make the top four where a Champions League berth awaits.

"We are not afraid if Roma are behind us. We are looking forward," Bresciano added.

"We must not waste energy thinking about others, because we think we have a chance to finish this season well."

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