Serie A, of which Juventus, beaten in Cagliari, is a worrying champion, delivered a new verdict on Wednesday in Matchday 37, with AS Roma qualifying for the Europa League.
There remains now it will be clear who will finish second and who will come down and if Immobile will manage to beat Higuain's goal record.
. Sad Juventus
Admittedly the Turinese were already champions. Certainly there were many absent and this match in Cagliari was almost without issue. But all the same, with less than 10 days of their knockout round of the Champions League against Lyon, Juventus gave a sad image.
The Sardinians, who remained on four draws and four defeats, are logically imposed 2-0 and the Bianconeri remain fragile and hesitant.
Maurizio Sarri's men have won only two of their last seven matches and lost three. They will be eagerly awaited in the Champions League and have little time to get back on track.
. Who's on the podium?
It’s just a place of honor, but it still interests three teams. The final day on Saturday will show who Inter Milan (2nd), Atalanta Bergamo (3rd) and Lazio Rome (4th) will finish runner-up to Juventus.
On Wednesday, Lazio beat Brescia 2 -0 and therefore keep his chances. The Romans are indeed at the height of Atalanta, only one point behind Inter.
However, the 38th day will offer a decisive duel between the Milanese and the Bergamasques. If there is a winner, he will finish 2nd. But in the event of a draw, the place will go to Lazio if they beat Napoli.
By the way, Lazio Immobile center-forward approached the absolute record for the number of goals scored in a Serie season A. By scoring the 2-0 goal, he brought his total to 35, only one less than Higuain in the 2015-16 season.
Ronaldo, for his part, is stuck at 31 and the title of “capocannoniere” Is almost acquired from Immobile.
. Roma in C3?
Downstairs, there is no longer any uncertainty. AS Roma (5th) went to beat Torino 3-2 and are thus certain to finish in 5th place, which offers the second ticket to the group stage of the Europa League.
Naples (7th) already had taken first by winning the Italian Cup and AC Milan, who will finish 6th, will have to go through the preliminary rounds.
Before the Roma game, the Rossoneri had nevertheless done their part and had provisionally returned to one point only by going to crush Sampdoria Genoa 4-1.
Enduring, Ibrahimovic scored a brace and gave an assist. “I'm like Benjamin Button, always young, never old,” joked the 38-year-old Swede.
. Lecce believes in it
La Spal and Brescia are already in Serie B but the last relegated is not yet known.
Matchday 37 gave Lecce back hope. Because the Apulia team won 2-1 on the Udinese field, while Genoa, the other threatened, was corrected 5-0 by Sassuolo.
Before the last day, Genoa (17th) is only one point ahead of Lecce. On Sunday, the Genoese will host Hellas Verona, while Lecce will host Parma. In the event of a tie, the Genoa would be saved.
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