The Rossoneri have a minimal advantage over Atalanta and Juventus and three direct clashes to play. Naples very well launched and with an easy calendar. Simone Inzaghi has one more race to hope for
The race for Champions League qualification is becoming more and more uncertain and exciting. Six days from the end, anything can still happen. Only Inter have the big goal (Scudetto) at hand (8 points are missing) and consequently also the guaranteed place to play the next Champions League.
they hope for five
Not going beyond the 1-1 against Atalanta at home, Roma (55 points) saw their hopes of being able to reach fourth place, which is 10 points away today, reduced to a flicker. Fonseca will only be able to go to the Champions League by winning the Europa League, but first he will have to beat Manchester United in the semifinals, and this will not be an easy task. The real risk is to close in seventh place and to have to console himself with the playoffs of the new Conference League. Atalanta (65) threw a very big opportunity at the Olimpico to climb to second place and secure the Champions League, but they have a favorable calendar, which will end with the match against Milan. Despite the home defeat against Sassuolo, Pioli’s team retains second place, with only one point ahead of Atalanta and Juventus, and just three over Napoli (63), which overwhelmed Lazio. Gattuso’s team is healthy and can really turn the tables in this final, after a troubled season, also because it will only have to face teams already without goals or fighting for salvation (but watch out for Toro on Monday). Juve is expected to have a good final: failing to qualify for the Champions League would be a disaster for the club and for Pirlo himself. Lazio’s hopes are greatly reduced, now 7 points behind from fourth place: Simone Inzaghi has yet to recover the match against Torino.
the last games
The direct clashes scheduled in the last few days could prove decisive, especially for Milan, who have destiny in their own hands. Pioli will play three, all away. On the next day the Rossoneri will be on stage in Rome against Lazio, on 9 February they will visit Juve and on the last day, as mentioned, they will be in Bergamo. The Bianconeri will also have another obstacle to overcome, Inter in the penultimate, and even if the Nerazzurri will probably arrive at the appointment with the Scudetto already sewn on their chest, they will not give gifts to their rival. On May 16th there will also be the Rome derby. It’s an ending to be experienced.
April 22, 2021 (change April 22, 2021 | 23:49)
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