After an exciting night in European football that determined the fate of many clubs from different leagues, A series The giants of Juventus and AC Milan secured their places in the UCL in the last game of the season.
Juventus came close to losing their place in the Champions League for the first time since 2010/11. They qualified on the last day of the season on Sunday beating Bologna 4-1, with their top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench. As Napoli failed to win against Hellas Verona, Juventus were able to sneak into the top four at their expense.
In addition to the former Serie A champions, AC Milan also had a decisive night by beating Atalanta in form. The seven-time CL winners managed to finish the season 12 points behind their city rival, Inter Milan, and reached the Champions League for the first time since the 2013/14 season. A double by Franck Kessie ensured they reserved their place in the top 4.
Speaking of their UCL qualification, AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli was excited about meeting this goal and believed they deserved the Champions League as well as second place.
“We spent the entire championship at the top, unfortunately we had wasted the match point last Sunday. I’m very excited, happy, I have to thank the club because they made us work in a spectacular way ”.
On the other hand, scorer Atalanta had another sensational year as they managed to seal a place in CL for the third time in a row, sharing points with Juventus in 78. Meanwhile, Inter Milan proved to be an unstoppable force in A series, winning games with big margins and staying on top with a huge difference. The upcoming UCL season will be exciting with AC Milan returning to the tournament after a long time, while Juventus will breathe a sigh of relief on Sunday.