LIVESTREAM Italy: Milano Seamen @ Parma Panthers, June 12, 18:00 CET (6 pm, 12 noon ET)

The undefeated Parma Panthers (6-0) will host the defending champion Milano Seamen (5-1) in this Italian football heavyweight bout as Italy’s Division 1 heads into its “clock tournament”.

These two teams met in week one this season culminating in a 24-20 classic, as Parma left Milan with a clutch win. Fans have been anticipating the rematch ever since.

The Panthers dominance this season has come in large part to their offensive line. The fantastic run blocking has allowed the Panthers offense to average an impressive 178 yards rushing per game. Playing behind this large and experienced unit is quarterback Reilly Hennessy, who has thrived in his second season in Parma. Hennessy will need to continue to execute the offense efficiently today as Milan comes to town with a physical and athletic defense. Look for him to target 6’4 receiver Nick Diaco and speedy wideout Simone Alinovi today against a well-coached Seamen defense.

Milano Seamen @ Parma Panthers, June 12, 18:00 CET (6 pm, 12 noon ET)

Linebacker Astantay Brown and two-way star Simone Alinovi have helped this Parma defense smother opponents and force turnovers. The group features a fierce pass rush lead by Vanni Belli and Ellia Viviani that will look to get after Seamen quarterback Luke Zahradka.

Coach Wood and the Seamen are eager to avenge their season opening loss and reclaim the league’s top stop. Since the week one loss, the Seamen have played extremely well, beating their last five opponents handily. Look for quarterback Luke Zahradka to target former CFL global player Jordan Bouah often. The ex Ottawa Redblacks receiver has been electric in the open field this season scoring nine touchdowns in six games.

On defense, young linebacker Enzo Mensah has been one of the league’s best defenders flying sideline to sideline, racking up 32 tackles and eight tackles for a loss so far this season. His play, along with defense lineman Simone Perego will be key in slowing down Parma’s strong rushing attack.

Fans have been anticipating the rematch of these two teams ever since they set the tone for the 2021 season with an epic return to play back in April. Look for this to be another close game as Parma and Milan both aim to head into the playoffs as the number seed.

Watch the game live here. Milano Seamen @ Parma Panthers, June 12, 18:00 CET (6 pm, 12 noon ET)

Parma Panthers roster

Milano Seamen roster

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