Milan - Juventus left-back Patrice Evra said he could leave
the Serie A giants at the end of the season after hailing
"incredible" Massimiliano Allegri one of the best coaches he has
With three games remaining in Serie A, there's still plenty
to play for with Napoli and Roma notably contending second place and the last
automatic Champions League qualifying spot.
But all eyes on Sunday will be on Juventus celebrating
winning a record-equalling fifth consecutive title after their match against
relegation-threatened Carpi in Turin.
Juventus secured a fifth consecutive 'scudetto' on Monday,
equalling the record set by the club in the 1930s, when Radja Nainggolan's late
goal allowed Roma to beat second-placed Napoli 1-0.
The Turin club now host Carpi looking to stretch their
unbeaten run to 26 games.
Ahead of perhaps Evra's penultimate outing at Juventus
Stadium, the France international said of Allegri: "For me he's been
incredible, I've never seen that before."
Allegri is now on track to secure a second consecutive
league and Cup double -- they meet AC Milan in the May 28 final of the Coppa
Italia -- a year after they lost out to Barcelona in the Champions League final.
But as for 34-year-old Evra's future, the France
international told Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday: "I haven't made a
decision yet. At Juventus, I've had two special years and at the end of the
season we'll meet and I'll say yes or no.
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"I have to be honest with myself and with Juventus.
There are no problems, I just have to make my decision."
With a 12-point lead over Napoli, Juventus have again
triumphed with room to spare, leaving former champions like AC Milan and Inter
well in their wake.
After last week's defeat in Rome, when Nainggolan's
89th-minute strike handed the title to Juventus, a wounded Napoli are now
looking over their shoulder.
- Totti to stay? -
Roma remain third but are now just two points behind Napoli
before travelling to Genoa on Monday, when club icon Francesco Totti could be
However, speculation is mounting Roma could perform an
about-turn and hand the 39-year-old a new contract for a 24th, and final, year
at the club.
The ageing playmaker's hopes were boosted when he came off
the bench twice in succession to score three, decisive late goals recently.
In midweek, the affectionately-known 'Re di Roma' (King of
Rome) got some influential backing in none other than Italian Olympic Commitee
(CONI) chief Giovanni Malago.
"Totti is an amazing story, a fairytale that is almost
too good to be true. Francesco is a modern day hero," gushed Malago.
"I've always had a soft spot for him. If it's in the
club's professional interests, I think it makes sense (to give him a
Napoli came so close to a first title in 26 years, only to
suffer from 30-goal striker Gonzalo Higuain's absence due to a three-match ban
handed down after a dramatic meltdown in a 3-1 defeat to Udinese three weeks
Napoli have conceded defeat three times in their last five
games but after being thwarted by the heroics of Roma 'keeper Wojciech Szczesny
on Monday, Higuain will look to make amends against Atalanta at his favoured
hunting ground of the San Paolo.
Inter, in fourth, lost virtually all hope of ending a
five-year wait to rejoin the Champions League after a 1-0 defeat to Genoa a
Roberto Mancini's men are seven points behind Roma and now
focusing on reinforcing their grip on fourth, and a Europa League spot.
Fiorentina, in fifth, are away to Chievo looking to maintain
their six-point lead on AC Milan. A win would all but see La Viola hold on to
the last Europa League spot.
Amid reports of a crisis at Milan, reportedly on the verge
of a takeover from a Chinese consortium, the struggling giants host
relegation-haunted Frosinone in a match that could decide their Europa League
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