Football: Italian Preview: Milan facing Juventus test

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The Independent Online
JUVENTUS COULD yet play an important role in the Serie A title chase. The defending champions' hopes of a third consecutive title are over, but their meeting with Milan in Channel 4's televised match tomorrow may well be decisive.

Milan trail the leaders, Lazio, by one point with three games remaining and cannot afford to lose if they are to keep the pressure on the Rome side, who are at home to Bologna.

Fiorentina and Parma occupy third and fourth places respectively, but Juventus can still finish fourth, which would secure a place in next season's Champions' League.

Juve have defenders Zoran Mirkovic and Mark Iuliano, plus midfielder Edgar Davids, all suspended, while striker George Weah returns for Milan.