Adriano Galliani said “the points are worth double” in tonight’s Juventus v Milan showdown.
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“It’s a very important chapter, though the League is still long and it’s not true that whoever loses is out of the running,” the Rossoneri CEO told Mediaset Premium.
“It is a big game for both sides who hope to qualify for the Champions League, plus it’s a classic fixture in Italian football.
“The points are worth double, because it is a head-to-head for position. In Italy there are seven big clubs who aspire to the Champions League and 50 per cent of them will be left out.
“There’s tension around every club, just think of what Florentino Perez must be thinking now… If the bar is raised, it’s only normal that there is more tension.”
Real Madrid President Perez was insulted by fans after a 4-0 home defeat to Barcelona today.
M’Baye Niang starts in a trident attack, while Juventus use Hernanes as a trequartista.
“I believe above all that Niang can do extra work in midfield or change and move Jack Bonaventura up.”