Milan needs win against Hellas Verona

Milan, Italy ( - AC Milan enters its match with Hellas Verona at the San Siro on Saturday in need of three points in order to revive its sputtering European ambitions.

The Rossoneri is unbeaten in three straight games, but the club enters the weekend in 10th place, eight points adrift of fifth-place Fiorentina for a spot in the Europa League.

There are also reports in Italy that have said that Milan boss Filippo Inzaghi may need to win Saturday's game in order to keep his job.

Inzaghi was named manager in June after the firing of Clarence Seedorf, but his team's failure to seriously challenge at the top of the league has led to reports of patience growing thin with the higher-ups at the club.

Hellas Verona is 15th in the table, but the club will be buoyed by the fact that they are coming off a 2-1 win at Cagliari that lifted the team eight points above the drop zone.

Juventus remained nine points clear of second-place Roma after the two sides played to a 1-1 draw on Monday, and the Old Lady will once again be in action on Monday with a home match against Sassuolo.

Roma can close the gap at the top to six points, at least for a day, if the capital club wins at Chievo, while Napoli sits in third place, four points back of Roma, and hosts Inter Milan.

Lazio continues its pursuit of a top-three place with a big showdown against Fiorentina as the two sides are separated by just one point.

Both teams enter the match on Monday in the Italian capital harboring hopes of reaching the Champions League, and Fiorentina brings with them an eight-game unbeaten streak in league play, while Lazio has won its last three Serie A fixtures to snap a two-game losing skid.

Sixth-place Sampdoria is in the mix for a Europa League spot and the club hosts relegation-battling Cagliari, second-from-the-bottom Cesena entertains Palermo, Genoa visits Empoli, Torino tangles with Udinese and Atalanta is set to visit Parma, which has had its last two games postponed because of financial difficulty.