State of Serie A: Scudett"over"?

Zlatan ZContributor IMarch 17, 2009

Now that all the Italian sides are dumped from the Champions League, the focus in Italian football will be solely on winning the Scudetto. Granted, only one team has a realistic chance of catching up to Internazionale.

Juventus, who has not always played up to their standards, are merely seven points adrift off the Nerazurri. While that is a significant lead with 10 rounds still to be fought out, let's not forget Inters nihilistic approach to conclude last seasons championship that almost cost them the Scudetto.

Inters main objective this campaign was clearly the Champions League and the early exit from the competition could have psychological precautions. Inter can argue that they hit the woodwork twice but then again Manchester United should've entered the second leg with a lead, if it wasn't for Julio Cesar string of miraculous saves throughout the game.

In my opinion, the better team won and deserved to move on.

Back to the matters in Serie A, the race for the Scudetto may not be as nerve wrecking as filling the Champions League spots or rather, spot. Inter, Juventus, and AC Milan are certain to go but the 4th and final spot is as open as it gets at this point in the season.

Genoa, who is currently in the final spot, has collected 48 points while Fiorentina and AS Roma are sitting on 46 points, separated on goal difference only. It will be an interesting 10 rounds to see who will harvest these precious points and earn the right to represent their domestic league in the next League of Champions.