However, Lazio will provide a stern test. Unbeaten in the Champions' League, Sven Erikkson's outfit are also undefeated in nine domestic matches. Juan Sebastian Veron, Lazio's Argentinean playmaker, has been in fantastic form along with midfield compatriots Matias Almeyda and Diego Simeone. Lazio's strikers - the Chilean Marcelo Salas, Croatian Alen Boksic, the Swede Kennet Andersson and Simeone Inzaghi - have reaped the benefit.
Manchester United fans will be keeping an eye on Fiorentina, Tuesday's Champions' League opponents, who entertain Perugia today in Florence.
FIXTURES (league positions in brackets): This afternoon: Fiorentina (12) v Perugia (8). Tonight: Udinese (9) v Bologna (7). Tomorrow afternoon: Bari (13) v Reggina (14); Internazionale (6) v Lecce (11); Parma (5) v Cagliari (17); Roma (4) v Lazio (1); Venezia (18) v Piacenza (16); Verona (15) v Torino (10). Tomorrow night: Juventus (2) v Milan (3).Reuse content