AS Roma and AC Milan both won their fixtures today to keep the pressure on league leaders Inter Milan. Milan overcame Cagliari in Sardinia thanks to goals from Huntelaar, Borriello and an own goal from Davide Astori. Roma on the other hand were 1-0 winners over Bari.
With 33 games played so far the title race could not be any tighter. Milan were lucky not to draw their third straight game as Dida produced an amazing last minute save that ensured the Rossoneri emerged with all the 3 points.
With a host of injuries facing Milan, Leonardo opted for a three-pronged attack with Ronaldinho, Huntelaar and Borriello leading the charge. Ronaldinho back into the squad after he missed last weekend draw with Lazio due to suspension took over from where he left providing decent goal scoring opportunities for his team mates.
I do not know if it is only me, but i am more than happy with Milan’s 3-2 victory. My reason for that is pretty simple, Milan always seems to lose to the minnows. Just look at when the league begun, Milan were in 16th position after losing or drawing with many of the unfancied clubs. Leonardo however turned their fortunes around and instilled the winning spirit in them. Winning the title would definitely be the fairy tale ending to their story.
Roma were also winners today after they beat Bari 1-0. In spite of these wins, the table still remains unchanged as Inter thrashed Bologna 3-0 to stay in hunt for their 5th successive title. The title race is therefore still a very wide open affair as any of these clubs can be crowned champions.
Inter however still have to play Juventus on the 17th of this month and that game could prove to be the title decider. Yes Juventus might be struggling in the league but that is what gives them impetus to win the match and improve their hopes of securing that final Champions League spot. We are definitely in for a thrilling end to the season.
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