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Date and Time: May 7th, 2017 2:30 PM EST
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy
There is no question AC Milan have their backs against the wall. With only four games left on the Serie A schedule, Vincenzo Montella’s men sit five points behind Atalanta for the final berth to the UEFA Europa League. As a result, this Sunday contest against AS Roma is a must-win for them. Milan have pretty decent at home, though, registering 11W, 2D and 4L during the current Serie A campaign. In order to escape with the three points, however, they must improve on their recent form because they only have one win in their last five league matches. If they don’t get the three points in this match, they can start saying goodbye to Europe for the 2017-18 season.
Juraj Kucka is suspended after being sent off last week. Luca Antonelli still has a few weeks left in his recovery before returning to training. Gerard Deulofeu and Leonel Vangioni are doubtful, and both will require a late-fitness test to determine their availability ahead of this contest.
Alessio Romagnoli, Ignazio Abate, and Giacomo Bonaventura are back in training though, and they might return to the starting XI following their respective absences.
As stated before, Roma also need the three points in this contest. If Juventus defeat Torino this Saturday, then Luciano Spalletti’s men will be obliged to win if they want to extend their title chances for another week, and any other result would eliminate them from the Scudetto race. However, recent results should give Roma fans a bit of hope. Not only they have not lost in their past three meetings against AC Milan. They also have one of the best attacks in the Serie A, and one of the best defences as well. To make things even better, they have the top scorer in the league in Edin Dzeko (25 goals), and have won four of the last Serie A contests.
Antonio Rudiger and Kevin Strootman are suspended, and Alessandro Florenzi will miss the remainder of the season so there is no question the team will be a bit weakened on the defensive end.
Federico Fazio is doubtful due to a muscular problem, and he will need a late-fitness test to determine whether he can start or not.
MILAN — Lazio’s freescoring ways continued as it demolished 10-man Sampdoria 7-3 in Serie A on Sunday.
The capital side has now scored 16 goals in its past three matches and it moved to within five points of third-placed Roma, which needs to avoid defeat at AC Milan later to keep alive its chances of beating Juventus to the title.
Roma, which hosts Juventus next weekend, is 10 points behind the Serie A leader with three rounds remaining after the match at San Siro.
It took Lazio less than two minutes to open the scoring at the Stadio Olimpico as Keita Balde Diao ran on to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s through ball and fired past Christian Puggioni from a tight angle.
Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha performed a stunning double save on Milan Djuricic and then Karol Linetty in the 17th minute and Sampdoria’s chances of turning the match around evaporated moments later when Skriniar was shown a straight red card for a tackle from behind on Keita.
Ciro Immobile slotted the resulting penalty into the bottom left corner.
Linetty got one back for Sampdoria in the 32nd but Wesley Hoedt bundled in a corner three minutes later to restore Lazio’s three-goal advantage.
Felipe Anderson converted another penalty for Lazio three minutes later and Stefan de Vrij netted the home side’s fifth on the stroke of halftime with a precise shot into the bottom right corner from outside the area.
There was a brief respite for Samp at the start of the second half before Senad Lulic headed in Lucas Biglia’s cross in the 65th and Immobile doubled his tally five minutes later following a one-two with Keita.
Fabio Quagliarella netted another consolation for Sampdoria in the 72nd and converted a penalty in stoppage time after Wallace tripped Lucas Torreira.
GENOA 1, INTER MILAN 0
Inter Milan’s miserable run continued as it fell to its fifth defeat in six matches.
Stefano Pioli’s side has now picked up just two points in its past eight matches and remained three points behind Milan and the final Europa League spot.
Genoa, which appealed for an early penalty when Gary Medel tripped Giovanni Simeone, broke the deadlock in the 70th. Samir Handanovic pushed Miguel Veloso’s long-range shot onto the bar but Goran Pandev netted the rebound to punish his former team.