AC Milan, Saturday winner of Lazio Rome (2-0), and Inter Milan, who dominated Roma (2-0) at the Olimpico, were full of confidence before their clash in the semi- Champions League final first leg on Wednesday.
Theo Hernandez offered himself one of the spectacular goals he loves, reigning on the left flank of AC Milan quickly orphaned by Rafael Leao, replaced after a muscular alert in one thigh (11th).
The side of the Blues had fun going up the field to score the second rossonero goal with a slightly brushed long shot (29th).
Ismaël Bennacer had opened the scoring after scratching a ball in front of the lazial surface and relying in one-two on Olivier Giroud (17th).
Four days before the derby in C1, the afternoon of the Rossoneri (5th) would have been perfect without the Leao alert. The Portuguese complained of pain in his upper right thigh after accelerating and was substituted immediately, hoping to have avoided a real injury.
“From what he told me, I don’t think it’s particularly serious, but what will matter is how he feels tomorrow (Sunday, editor’s note), we’ll see,” Pioli told DAZN. .
Lazio, beaten twice at San Siro in less than a week after their misstep against Inter (3-1), can lose their second place on Sunday if Juventus wins in Bergamo against Atalanta (6th ).
Napoli celebrate the title
Inter, six days after defeating the Biancocelesti, confirmed their recovery against the other team from the capital with a fourth consecutive victory in the league which allows them to join Juve in third place.
The Nerazzurri opened the scoring through Federico Dimarco, upon receiving a cross from Denzel Dumfries (33rd), then took off thanks to Romelu Lukaku, well served by Lautaro Martinez after a ball returned by the Roman defense (74th).
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Roma (7th), handicapped by a busy infirmary and players not at 100%, including Paulo Dybala who entered for the last twenty minutes, continues to stagnate.
With only two points taken in four matches, she sees her dreams of C1 slipping away, pushed back to five points from her winner of the day.
José Mourinho’s team, whose future remains uncertain at the end of the season, can still bet on a victory in the Europa League to see the Champions League again next season.
This will require being less clumsy and less approximate in defense in the semi-final first leg on Thursday against Bayer Leverkusen, still at the Olimpico: this is what the Portuguese coach may have said when he gathered his players in a circle on the field after this defeat.
Far from these end-of-season uncertainties, Naples will celebrate its title on Sunday afternoon in its Diego-Maradona stadium against Fiorentina, after having mathematically assured it Thursday in Udine (1-1).