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 By Ben Gladwell

Parma Calcio 1913 fans out in force for Serie D debut

Parma supporters are showing support for the new club as they begin life in Serie D.

Supporters turned out in force to support Parma Calcio 1913 at the weekend as the newly formed club beat Arzignanochiampo away in their Serie D debut.

Parma were wound up this summer after going bankrupt last season, but Parma Calcio 1913 has been formed to fill the void and began life in the fifth tier with a 1-0 win.

The new club -- whose president is Nevio Scala, who coached Parma from Serie B to success in the European Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Cup in the early 1990s -- were followed by an estimated 1,000 fans for the game at a ground with a capacity of just 1,400.

Riccardo Musetti scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot, with club captain Alessandro Lucarelli, who has remained a Parma player despite their bankruptcy and without being paid for the whole of last season, earning applause as he led the new-look team out.

Italy's Sky Sport has signed an agreement with Parma to televise all of their matches exclusively live this season as they begin what they hope will be a march back to the top flight.

Among the chants of the fans in Arzignano was one calling on Scala to lead Parma into Europe once again.

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