AC Milan's decisive game against Cagliari ended in a frustrating draw 0-0 at the San Siro. Now, eyes and focus go to Bergamo next week as the team must do whatever necessary to win against Atalanta.
Champions League would make the difference for the Rossoneri both in a sporting aspect and in the economic one.
In the first case it is the border between a disappointing season and a satisfactory season , in the second it will be the balance sheet , with the proceeds of the highest club competition improving the coffers of the club.
Milan , Naples and Juventus , a triad for two Champions. The teams ofPioli and Gattuso are on equal points at 76, that of Pirlo is chasing at 75, with the Rossoneri having the most difficult commitment, at home to Atalanta who are the second in the league, best attack in Serie A. Napoli and Bianconeri on the other hand challenge respectively Verona and Bologna.
Atalanta has a reason that is worth 5 million euros to play for a win against AC Milan despite securing the Champions League football already which is the TV Distribution rights. It depends on the placement and for this reason the championship is not over for anyone.
Atalanta, now second, if they were to lose against Milan, they risk finishing fourth, behind the Rossoneri and also Napoli in the event of a victory against Verona.
The Champions League is already secured for Gasperini's men, but the difference between second and fourth place is more than 5 million euros: the second receives 19.4 million euros while the fourth receives 14.2 million euros. Not losing against Milan, therefore, makes all the difference in the world.
VERONA AND BOLOGNA: Bologna is busy this evening against Verona, at stake is the 10th place. If the Bolognese win, the tenth place would come back into play, as well as almost one million euros: 5.5 million to the eleventh, 6.3 million to the tenth. If, on the other hand, Verona were to win, Bologna would have to look back on an economic level. In short, nothing is decided.
Millions are at stake. 5 millions for Atalanta, one for Bologna and Verona. With Milan, Napoli and Juventus looking for everything: placement and a Champions League spot.