Friday, April 27, 2012

Italy: Serie A Weekend Preview

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri knows it will be very difficult for his side to defend the Serie A title, but has warned league leaders Juventus they will fight until the end. The Rossoneri go into Sunday's encounter at Siena trailing three points behind unbeaten Juventus with four games left to play. Juventus have a better head-to-head record against Milan and travel to Novara on Sunday riding a seven-match winning run. The Turin giants will be tested by a Novara side that must avoid defeat to have any chance of avoiding the drop. Novara are 19th in the standings, eight points adrift of Genoa, who hold the last position of safety. The stakes are also extremely high when third-placed Lazio visit Udinese, who are sixth and three points behind Sunday's rivals. Lazio hold the last Champions League qualifying spot but are just one place and one point clear of Napoli, who travel to the Italian capital to face fellow European hopefuls Roma on Sunday. Inter Milan have not given up hope of a third-placed finish and take on already relegated Cesena at the San Siro still unbeaten under coach Andrea Stramaccioni. The Nerazzurri are level on 52 points with Udinese.


No comments: