In­ter’s ti­tle as­pi­ra­tions are fad­ing fast

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TO­DAY

English Cham­pi­onship West­bromwich Al­bion..v As­ton Villa .....................................

Span­ish La Liga

Le­ganes ......................... v Getafe .......................... 10pm SS7

Ger­man Bun­desliga

Werder Bre­men ............ v For­tuna Düs­sel­dorf ......................

TO­MOR­ROW

English Premier League Bournemouth ................ v Liver­pool .................. 2.30pm SS3 Manch­ester United ...... v Ful­ham .......................... 5pm SS3 West Ham United ......... v Crys­tal Palace ............... 5pm SS8 Burn­ley .......................... v Brighton & Hove .......... 5pm SS12 Cardiff City ..................... v Southamp­ton ................ 5pm SS1 Arse­nal .......................... v Hud­der­s­field ................ 5pm SS5 Chelsea ......................... v Manch­ester City ....... 7.30pm SS3 Le­ices­ter City ................ v Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 9.45pm SS3

P W D L F A Pts Manch­ester City .................... 15 13 2 0 Liver­pool ................................ 15 12 3 0 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur ............... 15 11 0 4 Chelsea .................................. 15 9 4 2 Arse­nal ................................... 15 9 4 2 Ever­ton ................................... 15 6 5 4 Bournemouth ......................... 15 7 2 6 Manch­ester United ............... 15 6 5 4 Le­ices­ter City ......................... 15 6 4 5 Brighton & Hove Al­bion .......... 15 6 3 6 Wat­ford ................................... 15 6 2 7 Wolves .................................... 15 5 4 6

West Ham United .................. 15 5 3 7 New­cas­tle United .................. 15 3 4 8

Crys­tal Palace ........................ 15 3 3 9

Cardiff City .............................. 15 3 2 10 Hud­der­s­field Town ................ 15 2 4 9 Southamp­ton ......................... 15 1 6 8 Burn­ley ................................... 15 2 3 10 Ful­ham .................................... 15 2 3 10

English Cham­pi­onship

Mill­wall ........................... v Hull City ......................................... Mid­dles­brough ............. v Black­burn Rovers ......................... Stoke City ...................... v Ip­swich Town ................................ Nor­wich City .................. v Bolton Wan­der­ers ........................ Brent­ford ....................... vSwansea City ................................ Sh­effield Wed­nes­day...v Rother­ham United ....................... Birm­ing­ham City ........... v Bris­tol City ..................................... Not­ting­ham For­est ....... v Pre­ston North End ....................... Wi­gan Ath­letic ............... v Derby County ............................... Leeds United ................. v Queens Park Rangers ................. Read­ing ......................... v Sh­effield United ...........................

Span­ish La Liga

Atletico Madrid ............. v Alaves ............................ 2pm SS7 Va­len­cia ......................... v Sevilla ........................ 5.15pm SS7 Vil­lar­real ........................ v Celta Vigo ............... 7.30pm SS12 Es­panyol ........................ v Barcelona ................ 9.45pm SS7

P W D F A Pts Barcelona ............................... 14 8 4 37 19 28 Sevilla ..................................... 14 8 3 26 15 27 Atletico Madrid ...................... 14 6 7 18 10 25 Alavés ..................................... 14 7 3 18 14 24 Real Madrid ............................ 14 7 2 22 19 23 Le­vante ................................... 14 6 3 23 21 21 Es­panyol ................................. 14 6 3 17 16 21 Girona ..................................... 14 5 6 17 16 21 Getafe ..................................... 14 5 5 15 11 20 Real Sociedad ........................ 14 5 4 17 16 19 Real Betis ................................ 14 5 4 14 17 19 Eibar ........................................ 14 5 3 15 19 18 Celta Vigo ............................... 14 4 5 25 22 17 Va­len­cia .................................. 14 3 8 11 11 17 Real Val­ladolid ....................... 14 4 5 11 14 17 Le­ganes .................................. 14 4 4 14 18 16 Vil­lar­real ................................. 14 3 5 13 16 14 Ath­letic Bilbao ........................ 14 1 8 14 23 11 Rayo Val­le­cano ...................... 14 2 4 15 28 10 Huesca ................................... 14 1 4 12 29 7

L2 3 1 4 5 5 5 3 4 5 5 6 5 3 5 6 6 5 8 9

Ital­ian Se­rie A

Napoli ............................ v Frosi­none ...................... 4pm SS9 Cagliari .......................... v Roma .............................. 7pm SS9 Lazio .............................. v Sam­p­do­ria ............... 9.30pm SS9

Ger­man Bun­desliga

Freiburg ......................... v RB Leipzig ..................................... Schalke .......................... v Borus­sia Dort­mund ..................... VfL Wolfs­burg ................ v Hof­fen­heim .................................. Bayer Lev­erkusen ........ v Augs­burg ...................................... Bay­ern Mu­nich .............. v Nürn­berg ...................................... Hertha Ber­lin ................. v Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt .......................

SUN­DAY

English Premier League

New­cas­tle United ......... v Wolves .................................. 6pm

Span­ish La Liga

Eibar ............................... v Le­vante ........................... 1pm SS7 Huesca .......................... v Real Madrid .............. 5.15pm SS7 Real Sociedad ............... v Real Val­ladolid ......... 7.30pm SS7 Real Betis ....................... v Rayo Val­le­cano ....... 9.45pm SS7

Ital­ian Se­rie A

Sas­soulo ........................ v Fiorentina ...................... 1.30 SS9 Em­poli ............................ v Bologna ......................... 4pm SS9 Udi­nese ......................... v Ata­lanta ......................... 4pm SS11 Parma ............................ v Chievo ............................ 4pm SS8 Genoa ............................ v Spal ................................ 7pm SS9 AC Mi­lan ........................ v Torino ....................... 9.30pm SS9

Ger­man Bun­desliga

Mainz ............................. v Han­nover ...................................... Borus­sia M’glad­bach ...v Stuttgart ........................................

MON­DAY

English Premier League

Ever­ton .......................... v Wat­ford ................................ 10pm

Span­ish La Liga

Ath­letic Bilbao ............... v Girona .......................... 10pm SS7 IN­TER Mi­lan visit run­away lead­ers Ju­ven­tus to­day in a Se­rie A clas­sic that may well be their last chance to re­main in the race for the ti­tle.

The third-placed Ner­az­zurri clinched a sin­gle point from their last two away games, crash­ing 4-1 at Ata­lanta and draw­ing 2-2 at Roma, which dropped them 11 points be­hind the Turin cham­pi­ons.

Juve’s pace has been im­pres­sive, with only two points dropped as they drew 1-1 at home to Genoa in Oc­to­ber for a tally of 40 points from 14 games – a league record at this point of the sea­son.

Star­ring at the Al­lianz Arena will be home hero Cris­tiano Ron­aldo and In­ter cap­tain Mauro Icardi, on 10 and eight goals re­spec­tively, when they tackle the league’s two tight­est de­fences – Juve have con­ceded eight goals, four fewer than In­ter.

“We need to go there to look to get the three points, af­ter try­ing to do so against Roma,” the Ner­az­zurri’s cen­tre-back Mi­lan Skriniar said. “They’re strong but we have a com­pet­i­tive squad too. Cris­tiano Ron­aldo? It’s tough to mark him but we’re fo­cused on their whole team.”

Closely watch­ing the big match will be Napoli, who lost 3-1 in Turin in late Septem­ber and sit se­cond with an eight-point gap be­fore a home game with se­cond-bot­tom Frosi­none to­mor­row.

“Juve are very strong and con­sis­tent but not un­reach­able,” Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

| Reuters

LIVER­POOL’S Roberto Firmino came off the bench against Burn­ley on Wed­nes­day night to score for the ti­tle chal­lengers, who romped to a 3-1 vic­tory. He has been key in the Reds’ game­plan, along with de­fender Vir­gil van Dijk, right.

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