Inter Milan have the league title wrapped up ahead of their clash with Juventus at the Allianz Arena. Antonio Conte’s side will be looking forward to the summer with a fantastic season behind them.
The rivalry between Inter and Juventus
Fans may think that ending Juventus nine-year title streak and the 16-point gap between the pair would be enough for the new champions. However, Antonio Conte’s men could land a blow to Juve with a result this weekend.
The hosts are a point shy of the Champions League spots after a patchy season. The hosts have failed to win 15 of their 36 matches. They did not beat Atalanta and AC Milan at home, while they have lost at three of the top four.
Meanwhile, Inter have lost only twice in their 36 matches this season. In other circumstances, they would be happy to let the season play out. However, sending Juve into the Europa League is too good an opportunity for the Nerazzurri.
Inter have returned unbeaten at the top seven this season, picking up four draws in five away games. The champions hope to beat two consecutive Serie A games against Juventus for the first time since 2003/04.
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently leading the race to the golden boot. His closest competitor, Romelu Lukaku, will lead the line for Inter Milan. The Portuguese star will need to step up and fire Juventus into Champions League spots.
Ronaldo’s future at the Allianz Arena is still uncertain. There are speculations that a summer move is on the table as Juventus may not qualify for next season’s Champions League. The desire to make the top four could motivate Ronaldo against the team that dethroned his side.
Coppa Italia Final
Andrea Pirlo may consider resting some of his best players with the Coppa Italia final at the back of his mind. The Turin giants will clash with Atalanta on Wednesday to determine the winners of the Italian Cup. Juventus have missed out on the Scudetto for the first time in ten years and may miss out on the top 4 as well.
While Juventus cannot afford to lose any Serie A games, winning the cup could salvage their season. Who do you think will win the Serie A game between Juventus and Inter Milan? Do you think Cristiano Ronaldo will score a goal?