The race for the Champions League spots gets even more hotter in the Serie A as AC Milan host Lazio at the San Siro today.
A couple of weeks ago, Gennaro Gattuso and his men were flying high in the Serie A with just a single defeat since Christmas, and were just a stone's throw away from their arch-rivals Inter Milan, in third.
Fast forward to the present, a defeat in the Derby della Madonnina, a draw against strugglers Udinese, and a defeat to arch rivals Juventus resulted in the Rossoneri being tied on points in 4th. A defeat to Lazio today could mean that they could slip out of the top 4 and go as low as 8th in the table.
Lazio has a big opportunity to get back into the Champions League spots if they can beat the Rossoneri away at the San Siro today. The Biancocelesti has had a very inconsistent season so far with losses against weaker opponents hampering the side whenever they are on a very good run. A side known to choke up against the big teams in Italy, the win against Inter Milan a fortnight ago would have added a welcome boost to the team's aspirations and morale.
The earlier league fixture between the sides ended in a draw.
Date: 13th April 2019
Time: 19:30 (local time), 00:00 (IST)
Venue: San Siro, Milan
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