The second place seems further and further away for Spalletti's team. Even if there are always two points of departure there is only one day left at the end of the championship: Roma will have to play against Milan at San Siro while Napoli awaits Frosinone (already demoted) to San Paolo.
The two games will be played simultaneously (Saturday evening at 8.45 pm). AC Milan still tries to reach the sixth place that would be worth the qualification in the Europa League (in case of failure to win in the Italian Cup) but beating Rome is not enough for the Rossoneri who will have to hope for the victory of Inter's cousins committed against Sassuolo.
Milan-Rome: the Rossoneri are looking for Europe
Certainly on paper the commitment of the Giallorossi is more complicated than that of Napoli. The blues are lucky enough to play at home against an opponent, the Frosinone, that from the standpoint of the standings has nothing more to ask the league. Roma will have to hope for a drop in tension for Higuain and his companions in Saturday night's match.
The Giallorossi will have to go to San Siro to beat Milan. The Rossoneri did anything but good in the league and the change of manager does not seem to have given the desired results. Bacca and his companions, however, still have a goal to achieve: winning with Roma (and hoping for a defeat for Sassuolo) would ensure qualification for the next Europa League. Good news comes from the infirmary for Milan, which recovers Bonaventura and Njang, absent in the last days of the championship.
After yesterday's training, Roma will observe a day of rest today in view of the resumption of training scheduled for tomorrow. Probably Spalletti cannot count on Keita who may not even leave for Milan. The eleven holders could be the same ones deployed against Chievo on the last day at the Olympic Stadium: if this were the case, De Rossi would resume a starting jersey but the ballot with Strootman is still open.