AC Milan losing touch with UCL spots

ROME. AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri knows if his team do not start picking up points soon the unthinkable will happen and they will lose touch with third place and Champions League football next season.
Marco Borriello celebrates scoring the only goal of the game to maintain Roma's 100 per cent start. Net photo
Marco Borriello celebrates scoring the only goal of the game to maintain Roma's 100 per cent start. Net photo

Saturday
Parma    vs    Juventus    7pm   
Napoli    vs    Catania    9:45pm   
Milan    vs    Fiorentina

Sunday

Livorno    vs    Atalanta    1:30pm
H Verona    vs    Cagliari    4pm   
Lazio    vs    Genoa
Udinese    vs    Inter
Sampdoria    vs    Sassuolo
Torino    vs    AS Roma    9:45pm   

Monday
Bologna    vs    Chievo    9:45pm   

ROME. AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri knows if his team do not start picking up points soon the unthinkable will happen and they will lose touch with third place and Champions League football next season.

Milan, who host Fiorentina on Saturday, have taken one point from their last two games to renew the almost inevitable speculation about Allegri’s future, something he has had to live with throughout the last two seasons.

After his side were held 1-1 at home by Lazio on Wednesday, leaving them 13 points off third spot, Allegri produced the familiar lines Milan fans have become tired of hearing recently.

He complained about injuries, said they performed well, failed to take their chances, lost concentration and made no real mistakes apart from the goal they conceded. And he said they would fight on and do better next time.

“The team played well, created chances and didn’t give anything to Lazio,” he said. “And after we went ahead we had a couple of situations which we should have made more from.

Milan are 10th in the table with only 12 points from 10 games, including a mere three wins. They need to finish third to earn a place in the Champions League playoff round, something they did by the skin of their teeth last season with a 2-1 win at Siena in their last game.

But they already find themselves cast adrift of Juventus, who are currently in third spot.

Fiorentina, enjoying another impressive season under coach Vincenzo Montella, are sixth with 18 points and have already beaten Juve 4-2 this season.

Roma, who set a Serie A record on Thursday by winning their first 10 games, have a tricky tie at Torino on Sunday.

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