Internazionale has failed to grab the last straw in the Italian title fight. The team of coach Antonio Conte came home on Wednesday against Fiorentina no further than 0-0, allowing Juventus to become champion for the ninth time in a row on Thursday.
Juventus will visit Udinese on Thursday at 7:30 PM and if the win is still three rounds to go, the competition will no longer be able to trace it. Atalanta Bergamo can still equalize in points, but has a worse mutual result. Inter drops to third place due to the loss of points.
Internazionale had to deal with a downer against Fiorentina early in the match when Stefan de Vrij landed unhappy after an air duel. The defender was treated on the field, but had to side in the middle of the first half with a strain on his left knee.
With Andrea Ranocchia in place, Inter got the best opportunities, but twice the woodwork got in the way of a goal. In the first half Romelu Lukaku hit the top of the crossbar, early after halftime Alexis Sánchez shot through the goalkeeper’s fingertips.
Inter, like Lazio, seemed like a serious candidate this season to keep Juventus from a new league title. In recent weeks, however, many points have been spilled, so that the Milanese have now also lost second place to Atalanta Bergamo.
Stefan de Vrij dropped out halfway through the first half with a knee injury. (Photo: Pro Shots)
AS Roma has a big victory with substitute Kluivert
AS Roma is assured of at least Europa League for next season. The Romans booked a resounding 1-6 victory in Ferrara on the already degraded SPAL. Justin Kluivert was allowed to fill in only twelve minutes before time.
The curtain fell for Brescia. The team, which started the season hopefully with the recruitment of the now departed Mario Balotelli, lost 3-1 to direct competitor Lecce.
Bruno Peres had a large share in the big win of AS Roma with two goals. (Photo: Getty Images)
Goal and assist Van Wolfswinkel at FC Basel
In Switzerland there was another strong substitute for Ricky van Wolfswinkel at FC Basel. The 31-year-old attacker accounted for a goal and an assist in the 0-5 away match against Sankt Gallen.
Van Wolfswinkel made his comeback in the cup last month after being sidelined for a long time due to a brain disorder. Last week he immediately brightened up his first few minutes in the league with a goal against FC Zurich.
Out at Sankt Gallen, the former player of Vitesse and FC Utrecht came into the field thirteen minutes before time. Five minutes later, he assisted Valentin Stocker 0-4 to make it 0-5 just before time for number three in the Swiss league.