Beating Inter Milan today and Bologna next week might not be enough for Juventus to sneak into the Champions League next season. Their fate lies in the boots of Atalanta, AC Milan and Napoli, who must drop points in their last two games for the dethroned champions to count their chance.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus have entered the season under new coach Andrea Pirlo in hopes of winning the Champions League as well as a record 10th Scudetto. But Ronaldo’s ‘challenge’ went south – turned into a Champions League salute.
Atalanta, second with 75 points, will play in Genoa and then AC Milan, who also with 75 points and first against Cagliari, while Napoli, with 73 points, will be in Florence before ending the season at home against Hellas. Verona.
The gods of Turin will they look for the way of Juve to give them the maximum points and to take down the first four rivals?
As Juve fight for Europe, it is the title at stake in Spain and France. Atletico Madrid pulled a four-point lead over second-placed Barcelona who wasted their chance at Levante on Tuesday.
Diego Simeone’s Atleti can seal the title with wins over Osasuna tomorrow and Valladolid next week no matter what Real Madrid and Barca may conjure up.
In France, Lille will be crowned tomorrow if they beat St Etienne and PSG fail to collect the maximum number of points at home against Reims.