In the fight for a place in the Champions League, Juventus overcame Sassuolo (3-1) during a 36th day of Serie A marked by the victories of the top six in the standings, giving rise to a status quo in top of table.
Juventus Turin has yet to say its last word. After losing the title, the Old Lady (5th) must fight to win a qualification in the Champions League. Thanks to her victory this Wednesday on the ground of Sassuolo (3-1), she returned to a point of the fourth place occupied by Naples, last passport to the most prestigious of European competitions.
This success, it owes in large part to its veteran Gianluigi Buffon (43), who rejected a penalty early in the game. It also owes it to Adrien Rabiot, scorer with a beautiful strike from the left, and to the duo Cristiano Ronaldo-Paulo Dybala. Decisive, the Portuguese and the Argentinian both reached the 100 goal mark for the Turin jersey. A great way to respond to criticism.
Theo Hernandez makes an impact
A little higher in the standings, AC Milan (3rd) signed the card of the evening with a 7-0 inflicted on Torino, away and without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, injured. But with in particular a hat-trick from Ante Rebic and a double from Theo Hernandez, author of an XXL season. What to hope to grab a place in the 26 of Didier Deschamps for the Euro this summer? Answer next Tuesday.
Stefano Pioli’s players have 75 points on the clock, like Atalanta (2nd), who did not tremble in front of Benavento (2-0). No problem either for Inter, already crowned champion, who ate AS Roma (3-1) with a new achievement from Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian is now 22 goals this season in Serie A. Like Luis Muriel, Colombian center-forward from Bergamo. Only Ronaldo does better with his 28 goals. Pointed to seventh place, Roma can no longer hang the Europa League.
Sixth, just ahead of their lifelong rival, with one game less, Lazio provided the essentials by overcoming Parma (1-0) at the end of added time thanks to his striker Ciro Immobile. There are only two days left in Serie A and the suspense remains total for the race to Europe.