Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri fears that Inter – their next Serie A opponents – are back in the race for the Scudetto.
“I hope I’m wrong, but I think that Inter could be in contention for the title until the very end,” he noted on Monday.
The Nerazzurri had a desperately poor start to the season, but results have picked up since Coach Claudio Ranieri replaced Gian Piero Gasperini.
Inter have won seven of their last eight League games which have seen them move up into fifth place behind Lazio, Udinese, Juventus and Milan.
Although they are still eight points behind Juve and the Rossoneri, they could get to within five points of their San Siro rivals with a win in Week 18.