Atlanta, Juventus and Milan share second place with 69 points, followed by Napoli with 67 points, and then Lazio with 64 points, with a match remaining for him.
In round 35 and the next, Juventus will meet Milan at the Allianz Stadium, in a match between two competing teams for a Champions League card on Sunday.
A critical two-star summit
The summit of Juventus and Milan will not only be stopped at one of the qualifying cards for the Champions League, but will determine the future of the two most important stars, namely Cristiano Ronaldo and Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The newspaper (La Gazzetta dello Sport) talked about the future of Donnarumma, who has a contract that expires in the summer, as goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma wants to participate in the Champions League for the first time in his career, and up to this moment no agreement was reached to renew his contract, with negotiations to move him to Juventus.
The victory over Juventus and the high hopes of the “Rossoneri” to return to the championship for the first time since 2014 will contribute to persuading Donnarumma to stay, and with the possibility that “Juventus” will not qualify as well, and at the same time the task of convincing Turkish Hakan Chalhanoglu to renew his contract, which ends at the same date, will be easier.
The matter for Juventus is similar because his victory over Milan will facilitate his qualification for the Champions League, and it will make it difficult for his opponent to snatch one of the three cards, and in this case also Donnarumma will be convinced to move to Juventus for free.
Qualifying is important for Juventus to determine the future of Cristiano Ronaldo as well, because the player is likely to leave if his team qualifies for the European League next season.
Juventus will struggle to keep Ronaldo, who earns an annual salary of 31 million euros, and with not qualifying for “two-ears”, the club will be forced to sell him to save his salary.
Ronaldo has been linked with leaving Juventus, with interest by several European clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.