The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and the Argentine Paulo Dybala reached 100 goals this Wednesday with the Juventus shirt and led to the 3-1 victory in the Sassuolo field, but the Turin team is still out of the Serie A Champions League positions, with two days to go.
And it is that in this thirty-sixth day all the greats involved in the fight for the first four positions won. Inter Milan, already champions, beat Roma 3-1, Atalanta beat Benevento 2-0, with a goal included by Colombian Luis Muriel, Milan crushed Torino 7-0 and Napoli overwhelmed Udinese 5-1.
With six points still at stake, Inter is leading with 88 points, Atalanta and Milan share the second position with 75 points, two more than Napoli, fourth with 73.
Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus remains fifth, one point behind Napoli, but with concrete chances of being left out of the top continental competition.
His calendar foresees the so-called Italian Derby against Inter Milan on the next day, before visiting Bologna on the last day.
Of course, Pirlo’s men came out winners of a very delicate duel this Wednesday against Sassuolo. They triumphed 3-1, with goals from the Frenchman Adrien Rabiot, Cristiano, who achieved his 100 Juventin goals in 131 games, and Dybala, also a centenary, in 252 games.
But the result hides the real dangers that Juventus experienced, in which goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, at 43, saved Domenico Berardi from a penalty with 0-0 on the scoreboard. His rivals continue to accelerate and are putting him on the ropes.
Atalanta did not give Benevento a chance and defeated him with a goal from Muriel, who has been 22 this season, and another from Croatian Mario Pasalic. Three points will be enough to shield his third consecutive participation in the Champions League.
All this, with the Italian Cup final against Juventus scheduled for May 18 in Reggio Emilia.
Stefano Pioli’s Milan continues to fly, after beating Fiorentina 3-0 last Sunday, crushed Torino 7-0 with a triplet from Croatian Ante Rebic and goals from Spanish Brahim Díaz, Frenchman Theo Hernández and Ivorian Frank Kessie.
The Roma of Portuguese Paulo Fonseca is in free fall, who will leave the team in two weeks to leave it in the hands of his compatriot José Mourinho.
He sank 3-1 on his visit to champion Inter at San Siro, before goals from Croatian Marcelo Brozovic, Uruguayan Matías Vecino and Belgian Romelu Lukaku.
Of course, Inter lost through injury to Chilean Alexis Sánchez and registered an altercation between Argentine Lautaro Martínez and coach Antonio Conte, after “Toro” protested his substitution.
Among the other matches of the day, Lazio needed a goal from Ciro Immobile in the 93rd minute to beat Parma, already relegated at the Olympic stadium.
Simone Inzaghi’s men sealed the sixth position, but they already saw their chances of entering the Champions League, which was their goal at the beginning of the season, melt away.