Milan secured their participation in the next Champions League this Sunday thanks to their victory on the penultimate day of Serie A in the classic against a Juventus who could not react to Stefano Pioli’s team and at best can aim to qualify for in the Europa League (0-1).
Olivier Giroud decided for Milan with a superb header in the 40th minute after getting past Gatti’s mark after receiving a cross from Calabria. The victory means for Milan knowing that, at least, they will finish 4th, and therefore in the Champions League zone, in this Serie A that has already crowned Napoli as their champion.
It was the second defeat in a row for Juventus, who have mathematically run out of options to qualify for the Champions League. When he found himself at the back after Giroud scored, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri went with 4-3-3, but due to the lack of resources, it did not allow him to create more danger. It was closer to 2-0 and Wojciech Szczesny made a great save on a shot from Alexis Saelemaekers.
Milan, 4th, can finish 3rd if they beat Verona on the final day and Inter beat Torino at home. Juventus (59 points), to qualify for the Europa League, need to win at home to Udinese, for José Mourinho’s Roma (60) to stumble against Spezia and Atalanta (61) against Monza.
Bologna held on to Napoli (2-2) and managed to recover from Victor Osimhen’s double with goals from Ferguson and Silvestri in a game with a chaotic ending in which they almost got the 3 points but, instead, left him of almost nothing. options to go to Europe.
Lazio, 2nd, celebrated their return to the Champions League by beating Cremonese (3-2) at the buzzer on the same day that marked the tenth anniversary of the Coppa Italia in which they beat Roma and where Stefan Radu, the legend of the ‘biancocelesti’, hang up the boots.
Source: La Verdad
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