With only three rounds of games left before the end of the 2015/16 Serie A campaign we review round of 35 matches as they happened over the weekend.
Juventus needs just one more win now to secure their 32nd Serie A title following their 2-1 victory over Fiorentina on Sunday. Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata were responsible for the goals for the Old Lady.
Second placed Napoli don’t play until later on Monday, but unless they win their remaining games and hope Juve somehow capitulates and lose all theirs, then the title will remain in Turin.
It is however important to note that Monday’s fixture at Roma for Napoli now seems more important for the Naples club to maintain their second place, rather than catch Juventus as only five points separate them and Roma and a win for the capital club will reduce that to two points, with three games left.
Elsewhere, Frosinone lost 0-2 to Palermo, Torino were beaten 3-1 at home by Sassuolo, while 10-man Atalanta defeated Chievo 1-0. Bologna were 2-0 winners over Genoa while Sampdoria defeated Lazio 2-1. Inter beat Udinese 3-1.
More games will be played on Monday as Capri takes on Empoli while Verona are at home to AC Milan.
With the winner of the league now almost settled, the battle for the remaining Champions League places hots up, starting with Roma’s clash with Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico. Both teams however occupy the last two spots for Europe’s premier club competition at the moment, but know Inter isn’t far off.
Fiorentina and AC Milan look set for the Europa League, but Sassuolo is trying to have a say in that.
Verona are almost as good as relegated, while the other two teams to go with them are yet to emerge, with as many as four teams still in danger of dropping to Serie B.