AC Milan snatches a draw against Roma with a stoppage-time goal
AC Milan secured a 1-1 draw against Roma on Sunday, thanks to a stoppage-time goal from Belgium midfielder Alexis Saelemaekers. The goal came moments after Tammy Abraham had scored what looked like the winner for the hosts. The draw ensured that Milan remained in the Champions League positions, ahead of Roma on goal difference. Both teams are three points ahead of Inter Milan, who could take fourth spot if they beat Lazio in Sunday’s early kick-off.
The two goals were each side’s only shot on target in an otherwise uninspiring encounter in the Italian capital. Roma thought they had won the match despite an injury crisis that saw several key players sidelined. However, poor defending from Gianluca Mancini allowed Rafael Leao to float a perfect cross over to Saelemaekers, who saved his team at the last.
Napoli could seal their first Italian title in over three decades
If Inter Milan win against Lazio, it would give Napoli the chance to seal their first Italian title in over three decades. Napoli would need to beat Salernitana on Sunday afternoon to win their third Scudetto after those conquered by talisman Diego Maradona in 1987 and 1990. Lazio trail the champions-elect by 17 points with seven matches remaining.
Atalanta can take advantage of the stalemate at Torino in Saturday’s late match, as they sit seventh and five points behind both Roma and Milan. The Italian Serie A is heating up, and the race for the top four spots is getting tighter. The next few weeks will be crucial for the teams vying for a place in the Champions League next season.
Keywords: AC Milan, Roma, Champions League, Inter Milan, Napoli, Italian Serie A, Diego Maradona, Atalanta.
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