AC Milan will look to seal a return to the Champions League next season when they travel to Turin to face Juventus in the penultimate game of the 2022/23 Serie A season.
The hosts’ struggles this season are well documented, with a ten-point deduction for corruption undoing all their hard work this season.
But this time last week, the Old Lady were comfortably sitting inside the top two, with the chance of sealing UCL football against Empoli on Monday.
But they got the aforementioned points deduction and were embarrassed by Empoli, who beat them 4-1. As a result, they come into this tie sitting in seventh place.
While they await the decision of the court on their appeal to revoke the points deduction, Max Allegri’s side can still target a top-six finish to ensure they do not end this season with nothing.
A win here could move them to fifth place, ahead of Atalanta and AS Roma, should the latter two not win their games. A win will also put them just two points behind fourth-placed Milan and give them a chance to a top-four finish in the last game of the season, should other teams stumble
Returning to Allianz Stadium, where Juve have won five of their last six games, may boost the tormented Old Lady.
Meanwhile, AC Milan have just one job–win this game and seal a top-four finish.
The visitors boosted their chances of finishing in the coveted Champions League spots with a huge 5-1 win over Sampdoria last time. The win ended a run of three straight defeats for Stefano Pioli’s side, who, before last week, were looking set for Europa League football.
Having been given a chance to play UCL next season due to Juventus’ punishment, they must not bottle it now.
They will fancy their chances because they are unbeaten away at Juventus (W1, D2) in three visits. However, one win in their last nine away games in all competitions (W1, D4, L4) will not inspire confidence in even the most optimistic fan.
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