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Juventus aim for record points on penultimate day of Serie A

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AS Roma will host champions Juventus at the Stadio Olympico in the standout match of the penultimate week of Serie A action.

With the Scudetto already wrapped up, Antonio Conte’s men will be aiming to pick up another three points on their way towards what could prove to be a record-breaking 100 point season for the Turin outfit.

They have already amassed 96 points en route to the title, but will face a stern challenge in runners-up Roma, who have enjoyed a fantastic season of their own.

Inter Milan beat Lazio 4-1 at the San Siro on Saturday evening, bouncing back after last week’s 1-0 loss to city rivals AC Milan.

Failure to accumulate any points would have dented their chances of Europa League football next season, with the Champions League spot’s all already occupied. However, they are now need just one point from their last game to confirm their place for next season.

One of those Champions League spots is occupied by Rafael Benitez’s Coppa Italia winners Napoli, who travel to Sampdoria looking to add more points to their lofty tally of 72.

A strong finish to the season could be used to ignite a title surge next campaign, with money still left over from Edinson Cavani’s transfer to Paris St Germain last summer being used to make some bold purchases.

AC Milan will look to keep their faint chances of joining Inter in the second tier of European football alive with victory away at 11th placed Atalanta.

The Rossoneri have endured a humiliating campaign, but manager Clarence Seedorf could keep his job if Milan build on last week’s derby triumph and finish the season strongly.

Torino and Parma will meet at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino separated by one point and both in the running for the much coveted Europa League place.

Basement strugglers Livorno will be relegated and demoted to Serie B if they fail to pick up all three points against Vincenzo Montella’s high-flying Fiorentina.

Defeat would bring their short stint back at the highest level of Italian football to an abrupt end, having won just six times from their 36 matches thus far.

All eyes will be on the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara when Bologna host Catania in the ultimate battle of the relegation zone.

A draw between the pair and wins for the struggling Chievo and Sassuolo could see the away side relegated and Bologna needing a miracle to stay in the division.

Sassuolo and Chievo host Genoa and Cagliari respectively, and currently loiter one point apart in 16th and 17th in the table.

Verona and Udinese also played on Saturday, sharing the spoils in a thrilling 2-2 draw.

It promises to be an exciting weekend of Serie A action, with many precious points up for grabs.

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