ML: Serie A finale could boil down to head-to-head mini league – Milan at a disadvantage

By Oliver Fisher -

The race for the top four is so tight that the possibility of multiple teams being level on points at the end of the season is not out of the question.

That 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 became a factor in event of being level with one other team. As MilanLive writes,  if there are two teams involved then the team who will finish higher is the team that had the better in the two clashes between those sides during the season.

If three or more clubs end up with the same points, the decisive factor will be a mini-ranking of the points scored exclusively in the direct clashes between the teams involved. Therefore, we can deduce the following…


➤ Juventus (behind): 3-1 defeat in the first game of the season, so a a three-goal win in the return fixture is needed to overturn.

➤ Atalanta (behind): Lost 3-0 at San Siro. In case of equal points, a victory by a four-goal margin on the last day is required to overcome them.

➤ Napoli (ahead): 1-3 victory at Maradona, 0-1 loss at San Siro – Milan ahead on aggregate.

➤ Lazio (behind): 3-2 victory at San Siro, 3-0 defeat at the Olimpico.

Mini league:

➤ Lazio (head to head completed): 13 points. Victories against Milan, Atalanta and Napoli. 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 completed): 12 points. Victories against Lazio, Milan, Atalanta and Juventus.

➤ Juventus (one match to be played): 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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