All eyes would be on Italian football when Juventus and Inter Milan this weekend in an Italian Serie A clash that could determine the immediate future of the Old Lady.
Inter Milan have already sealed the league title after ending the nine-year domestic dominance of Juventus as masterminded by one of their former players and managers, Antonio Conte. The Nerazzuri won't want anything other than to put spanner in the works of the Old Lady in the quest to secure a Champions League spot ahead of the new season.
Italian football giants Juventus failed to defend their title well under new manager Andrea Pirlo this season and they could find themselves in the Europa League next season if they don't finish in the top four at the end of the Italian Serie A this term. Ahead of the big Italian football clash at home to champions Inter Milan, Juventus are in fifth place and they trail Napoli in fourth place by one point, while second-placed Atalanta and third-placed AC Milan have two more points than Napoli.
Inter Milan striker RomeluLukaku has been the standout player for his team this season and strike partner Lautaro Martinez is not far behind. However, the Belgian international is yet to score against Juventus in five meetings.
He played once for Manchester United against Juventus in the Champions League and has featured four times against them in the colours of the Nerazzuri. Lukaku has been on the winning side just once and that was the 2-0 league win for Inter in January 2021.Apart from Juventus, Lukaku has remained scoreless in four games against two other teams namely Atalanta and Hellas Verona.
Juventus need a win at home to Inter Milan to boost their quest to qualify for Europe's premier club competition. The Italian football giants have a financial crisis on their hands and only Champions League football can ease it a bit. Also, they could lose some of their stars like Cristiano Ronaldo if they don't make it to the Champions League.