The “Z” day in the Italian Serie A. It would be enough Juventus vs. Inter, as it is always enough even when Inter are already champions. But the Champions League fight still involving 5 teams for 3 places is absolutely breathless, while also the relegation zone still involves 5 teams for 1 spot. It is an amazing coincidence to have the same fixture Juve vs. Inter and Fiorentina vs. Napoli again: here the incredible backstory.
Juventus vs. Inter
Saturday, May 15, 2021 – 12:00 PM EDT at Juventus Stadium
The game that didn't need an inch to be added for being the most heated as possible, it's just getting super dramatic. For Juventus... Because Inter got the unmissable chance to sentence their archrivals to a long time of sufferance, which is what they will face if they will miss the qualification to the Champions League, due to the financial disaster. Someone hinted that Inter could favor Juve as a former SuperLeague allied.
This means that people really believe any stupid conspiracy theory anybody is throwing around, cause Antonio Conte is eager to be the one to behead the zebra that himself fed to be the strongest until the zebra itself kicked him away. Juve found back a decent performance against Sassuolo, but the latter are a team playing wide open that concede chances, and that actually have missed many including a penalty, which could have undo the little confidence of Juventus, that is living on the edge as even a draw against Inter could be fatal in meanwhile Atalanta, Milan, and Napoli will all win, which is actually quite likely.
Inter aren't playing wide open, and actually won 3-1 against Roma without even getting out of third gear. And obviously will be as much as careless as they can be, while Juve will be afraid to commit any mistake, as seen against AC Milan. Anyway, they can't go down without fighting as seen against the Rossoneri, exactly because this time there could not be a second chance, and not winning could be enough for being out even without playing the last game.
Never Inter were in the situation of radically deciding the destiny of Juve, a condition that often Juve had and always executed mercilessly. A large part of that squad is gone for Inter so won't be there for the revenge, but all in all, Juve kicked Inter out from the Coppa Italia semifinal and last year won the title with 1 point difference, so actually, the Inter self-esteem could play an important role. As if Antonio Conte's greed for revenge wouldn't be enough. But it definitely is against Juve...
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Fiorentina vs. Napoli
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 06:30 AM EDT at Stadio Artemio Franchi
It's an amazing coincidence for Napoli: 3 years ago they lost the Scudetto with 3 games to go, with Fiorentina vs. Napoli and Inter vs. Juve in the same round, after an endless controversy about refereeing in Inter vs. Juve the day before, which destroyed mentally Napoli which collapsed in Florence. That time Maurizio Sarri said they lost the Scudetto 'in the hotel', meaning watching the game. Now Gattuso seems able to protect them and stay them put and focused. It definitely helps that Fiorentina has just reached permanence.
AC Milan vs. Cagliari
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 02:45 PM EDT at Stadio San Siro
Cagliari are not safe yet, +4 over Benevento. But it could have been much more tense and difficult for AC Milan. But the confidence shown by Rossoneri has been great in the last 3 games, with 12 goals scored and none conceded, and two of those were played away against the two clubs of Turin. In each of the three games, they were ahead already in the first half, showing their mindset and approach.
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