NEWS
Sunday May 15 2011
Serie A: What happens now...

The race for Champions and Europa League qualification goes down to the wire. Here's what could happen for Udinese, Lazio, Roma and Juventus.

With only 90 minutes of the season left, we have two battles for the two remaining major targets.

Fourth place is only between Udinese and Lazio now. The Friulani are the favourites with 65 points and their head-to-head record is even with a win each, so it goes down to goal difference.

This means to be absolutely certain of the Champions League preliminary round, Udinese must pick up a point against Scudetto winners Milan next weekend.

Failing that, they will also qualify as long as Lazio do not win away to already-safe Lecce.

The other target up for grabs is the Europa League. Lazio or Udinese will certainly have one of them, but sixth place is still in the balance.

Having said that, it will take something remarkable for Juventus to get into Europe next season.

Both Roma and Juventus lost this afternoon and it is Catania's last-gasp goal that has kept things open.

Juve have a superior head-to-head record against the Giallorossi this year, so if they finish level on points then they will have the upper hand.

The Bianconeri must beat Napoli in Turin and hope Roma lose at home to already-relegated Sampdoria.

Napoli need one point to be sure of a top three finish from their final two games against Inter and Juventus.

The other issues are already under lock and key, as Sampdoria, Brescia and Bari are in Serie B.

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