ML: Serie A final could come down to a head-to-head mini-league
The race for the top four is so close that the possibility that several teams will be tied on points at the end of the season is not out of the question.
This is why it is useful to look at where Milan would stand if such a situation were to arise, or even if head-to-head becomes a factor when leveling with another team. As Milanlive writes, if there are two teams involved, the team that will finish better is the team that had the better in the two clashes between these teams during the season.
If three or more clubs end up with the same points, the deciding factor will be a mini-ranking of the points scored exclusively in direct clashes between the teams involved. Therefore, we can deduce the following …
➤ Juventus (behind): Defeat 3-1 in the first game of the season, so a three-goal win in the second leg is needed to reverse.
➤ Atalanta (behind): Lost 3-0 to San Siro. In the event of a tie on points, a victory by four goals in advance on the last day is necessary to overcome them.
➤ Napoli (front): Victory 1-3 at Maradona, defeat 0-1 at San Siro – Milan ahead in total.
➤ Lazio (behind): 3-2 victory at San Siro, 3-0 defeat at the Olimpico.
➤ Lazio (face to face finished): 13 points. Victories against Milan, Atalanta and Naples. Draw with Juve.
➤ Atalanta (match to be played): 13 points. Victories against Lazio, Milan and Napoli. Victory and draw against Juve.
➤ Napoli (head to head finished): 12 points. Victories against Lazio, Milan, Atalanta and Juventus.
➤ Juventus (one game to play): 11 points. Victory against Milan, draw and victory against Lazio, victory against Napoli, draw and loss against Atalanta.
➤ Milan (two games less): 6 points. Victory against Lazio and Napoli.
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