Milan secures Champions League spot – beats Juventus
Milan won 1-0 over Juventus and guaranteed the top four in Serie A this season. That means next season’s championship game.
Olivier Giroud scored the only away goal of the game on Sunday. With this win, Milan is six points clear of fifth-placed Atalanta with one league round remaining.
Thus, it is league champions Napoli, Lazio, Inter and Milan who take Italy’s place in next season’s pool game in the Champions League.
Juventus fought for a Champions League place for a long time after the point penalty was withdrawn, but a week ago the club was still punished with a ten point deduction. That meant they were eliminated from the top four battle.
Juventus are accused of manipulating transfer fees to make accounts look better in the period between the first quarter of 2019 and the corresponding quarter of 2021.
Lazio beat relegation ready Cremonese 3-2 on Sunday after two goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. He was also the match winner in the last minute of regular play.
Kristoffer Askildsen started as Lecce secured their place in Serie A with a 1-0 win over Monza. Askildsen was loaned out from relegation-ready Sampdoria.
Series champions Napoli played 2-2 away to Bologna. Leo Skiri Østigård spent the entire match on the bench for the visitors. (NTB)
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