Roma Coach Vincenzo Montella thinks this weekend's clash with Udinese can be likened to a play-off for a place in Europe next season.
The Giallorossi currently lie sixth in Serie A, six points behind their opponents with seven games of the current campaign remaining.
"If we really want fourth place, and we do really want it, it's a decisive game," Montella said. "A play-off."
"Udinese remain one of the best teams in Serie A. They are a young team with a lot of running, technique and infinite resources in attack.
"They are devastating up front. I am referring, for example, to Alexis Sanchez. He is very good both up front and in giving his teammates a hand."