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Fiorentina aims to dent Roma's title ambitions

Florence, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - Roma will attempt to keep its faint title hopes alive on Saturday with a win at fourth-place Fiorentina, which is also clinging to an ambition of its own.

Roma hits the road for Saturday's match facing an eight-point gap between itself and leaders Juventus with five games to play, so the club cannot afford to drop points the rest of the way.

Rudi Garcia's men have won their last seven games to stay close to Juve, but an eighth straight win won't be easy against a motivated Fiorentina side.

The Viola has won back-to-back games but the team is nine points back of third-place Napoli, making a top-three finish unlikely.

Napoli visits bottom-half Udinese in an attempt to move a step closer to sealing third place with the club having won three of its last four games in Serie A.

Juventus can move a bit closer to clinching its third straight Scudetto with a home win over relegation-battling Bologna, which sits three points clear of the drop zone.

Bologna has earned two points from its last four games, while Livorno hopes to close the gap on Bologna with three points at AC Milan.

Livorno is three points back of Bologna but has lost four of its last five games, meaning a turnaround is needed if the club is to avoid relegation.

Sassuolo is also level on 25 points with Livorno and the club visits Chievo, while last-place Catania is in trouble with the team sitting eight points from safety and hosting Sampdoria.

Hellas Verona invades Atalanta, Cagliari tangles with Genoa, Lazio entertains Torino and Inter Milan takes on Parma with the sides separated by two points.