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  • Updated: July 31, 2020

Serie A Final Day Saga: Things To Look Out For On Closing Day

Juventus have already sealed their 9th scudetto title in a row, but there is more to fight for as the final day of the Serie A league concludes.

AllNews looks at certain features the game hopes to bring, with some title and spots on the tables to be claimed before the closing day of the Italian top-flight league.

Capocannoniere for the 3rd time and European Golden Boot

Ciro Immobile has overtaken Robert Lewandowski with a goal to be on his way to claim the Golden boot both in Italy and in Europe's top 5 leagues. The Italy international has been incredible this season. Immobile needs just one more goal to equal the scoring record for a single campaign as Lazio make the short journey to Napoli for their final game.

The 30-year-old forward already has 35 goals and can match Gonzalo Higuain's record of 36 goals, made playing for Napoli in the 2015-16 season.

Lazio is fourth, but still in the running for second place, while seventh-placed Napoli has nothing to play for in the league except defending the record of their former teammate Higuain.

Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli is also warming up for their meeting with Barcelona in the Champions League last 16, return leg.

READ ALSO: Serie A: Ciro Immobile's Hat-trick Pushes Him Ahead In European And Italian Golden Boots Race

The Race Of Threes For Second Place

Three teams; Atalanta, Lazio, and Internazionale are in a race for second place. Inter and Atalanta will go head-to-head in Bergamo with Lazio's last game at Napoli.

Antonio Conte's Inter has 79 points, one point ahead of both Atalanta and Lazio, with the northerners ahead of the Romans, who they held 3-3 in the Stadio Olimpico and beat 3-2 at home this season.

"We're masters of our destiny, second place depends only on us," said Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

Atalanta is also preparing for their Champions League quarter-final clash against Paris Saint-Germain next month in Lisbon.

They could beat last season's best-ever finish of third, which gave them Champions League qualification for the first time. This season they are in stunning form, are unbeaten since January 20 and just two off the mark of 100 league goals.

U23 Juventus Could be Given a Chance

Maurizio Sarri said he might field his Under-23 team, now coached by former Italy great Andrea Pirlo, in their final game against Roma in Turin after falling to a miserable midweek defeat at Cagliari days after sealing their ninth consecutive Serie A title.

The Old Lady is preparing for their Champions League last 16, return leg against Lyon, where they trail 1-0 and are missing key players such as Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa through injury.

"We are the only ones in Europe who have played five games in 12 days, the league has created big problems for us," said Sarri.

However, Cristiano Ronaldo's hopes of finishing the season as top scorer look over as the 35-year-old trails Immobile by four goals.

Relegation Zone Tussle

Lecce and Genoa will face Parma and Hellas Verona at the weekend hoping to avoid joining Brescia and SPAL down in Serie B.

Genoa, in 17th, is just one point ahead of Lecce, who occupy the final relegation berth.

If both teams finish equal on points, Genoa will stay in Serie A, with Lecce heading back to the second tier after just one season in the top flight.

Zlatan pushing Milan back to Europe

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and AC Milan take on mid-table outfit Cagliari looking to complete an impressive run since football returned to Italy from the coronavirus break.

Only Manchester City with 34 goals has scored more than Milan (32) in Europe's top leagues since the restart.

Ibrahimovic, 38, has scored six times since the lockdown, including four in the last three games, with the club unbeaten in eleven Serie A matches, their best run since April 2013 (14).

The 'Rossoneri' have also scored at least two goals in six consecutive Serie A away matches, their best run since 1964 (nine).



Brescia v Sampdoria, Atalanta v Inter Milan, Juventus v Roma, AC Milan v Cagliari, Napoli v Lazio


SPAL v Fiorentina, Bologna v Torino, Genoa v Hellas Verona, Lecce v Parma, Sassuolo v Udinese

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