Fourth Consecutive League And Cup Double For Juve?
Tonight, the Coppa Italia final takes to the stage as Juventus hosts AC Milan. Juve go into this match with high hopes of securing another accolade as they have already bagged the Serie A title. However, Milan are looking to finish the season with some silverware added to their cabinet.
The final league encounters for the ABSA Premiership season takes place on Saturday, May 12. Bloemfontein Celtic will take on league champions Mamelodi Sundowns in what is a must-win for Siwelele as they seek to secure a spot in the top 8. While a win for Pitso Mosimane and his men could see them finishing off the campaign with a record with the highest points collected.
MATCH OF THE WEEK
Juventus V AC Milan (Coppa Italia)
Match 5 Soccer 6 Pool 9 May S6 V3 P1
League Rankings: Juventus 1st & Milan 6th (both Serie A)
Useful facts: Juve and Milan renew their rivalry as they clash in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday. Rossoneri head coach, Gennaro Gattuso has promised the Serie A log leaders, who are on the verge of clinching the Italian league title, an upset, stressing that the strongest team doesn’t always win. However, Milan come into this match high on confidence, having claimed a 4-1 victory over Verona, confirming the latter’s relegation from the Italian top-flight. It was a morale-boosting victory for Rossoneri as they prepare for war in Rome. The last time these long-standing foes met, the Black and Whites defeated Casciavit 3-1.
Rivaldo Coetzee: Juventus
Bloemfontein Celtic V Mamelodi Sundowns (Premier Soccer League)
Match 2 Soccer 6 Pool 12 May S6 V3 P1
League Rankings: Celtic 9th & Sundowns 1st
Useful facts: Masandawana return from their CAF Champions League campaign, having played to a 1-1 stalemate against current defending champions, Wydad Casablanca in the opening leg tie of the group stages last weekend. Now it’s time to wrap up a fantastic season for the Brazilians as they get ready to lift the Absa Premiership trophy against Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday. Meanwhile, Masele are also fighting for a spot in the top eight. The Free State outfit will look to somewhat spoil the party for Downs at Dr Molemela Stadium in the final game of the season. Pitso Mosimane’s charges hammered Siwelele 4-1 in their last meeting.
Rivaldo Coetzee: Sundowns