Napoli can stake a claim to the Serie A title against strugglers Sassuolo this weekend, with champions Juventus facing a stiff test against AC Milan before next week’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid.
Juventus, who go into Saturday’s action with next Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final, first-leg game against the Spanish champions in Turin looming, are just two points ahead of Napoli with nine matches left this season.
After a recent dip in form as they pursue a first Scudetto since 1990, Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli got back to winning ways against Genoa before the international break.
And Gennaro Gattuso’s AC Milan — in sixth with a game in hand — will be determined to take away three points from Turin as they look to continue their push for Champions League football next season.
Milan are on a ten-game unbeaten streak, including eight wins, a tally which has seen Gattuso, who took over in November, move closer to penning a permanent contract with the club.
The former midfielder was the match-winner the last time Milan won at Juventus back in March 2011.
“Winning in this game will be important, not only for Serie A but to give us a boost in the Champions League,” said Juventus defender…