Juventus will go into the final day of their domestic league campaign needing to seal their place in the Champions League for the first time in this decade, after winning nine consecutive Serie A titles.
Cristiano Ronaldo has also been a part of a team that has finished in the top four for the past 17 years, whether it is Manchester United, Real Madrid, or Juventus, since his first appearance in the Champions League with Sporting Lisbon in the 2002-03 season.
Meanwhile, AC Milan hasn’t qualified for Europe’s top club competition in eight years, having last qualified in the 2013-14 season.
While Bologna faces Juventus and third-placed Napoli faces Verona, Milan faces second-placed Atalanta, who have already qualified for the Champions League
How can Juventus qualify for the Champions League
Juventus have done themselves a huge favour in the race for a top-four spot by defeating champions Inter 3-2 at the Allianz Stadium last Saturday, leaving Lazio to play in the UEFA Conference League Qualifiers after dropping points three times in their last four outings.
Though they are currently fifth, Andrea Pirlo’s side will have high hopes following AC Milan’s goalless draw against Cagliari, as the Rossoneri have yet to confirm their Champions League fate for next season.
Napoli’s 2-0 win over Fiorentina put Gennaro Gattuso’s side on equal footing but with a worse head-to-head record than third-placed Stefano Pioli’s side.
Juventus will have no choice but to win at Bologna if they are to finish in the top four. They will also need at least one of Milan or Napoli to lose points on the final day.