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Manolas targets Champions League qualification

Kostas Manolas is determined to help Roma close out the Serie A season in style by beating AC Milan and claiming second spot on Saturday.
Luciano Spalletti’s men have not lost in the league since the 1-0 defeat to champions Juventus on January 24 and one more win could see them claim automatic Champions League qualification.
The capital club will need a favour from relegated Frosinone, who travel to second-placed Napoli – two points ahead of Roma – for their final game of the season.
“The race for second place is not over yet,” Greece international Manolas told reporters.
“Napoli have an easier game than us on Saturday, seeing as we’re playing against AC Milan, but you never know in football. We’ll give it our best shot and we’ll certainly be going to Milan to win.
“It’s important that we produce a top performance, as always. Roma is a big club and we always need to be aiming to win our games.
“As I’ve said, that’s what we want on Saturday. We know it’ll be tough against AC Milan, especially seeing as they need points to qualify for the Europa League.”
Cristian Brocchi’s San Siro tenure yielded its second win on Saturday as Carlos Bacca’s 40th-minute penalty sealed a 1-0 victory over Bologna.
That left Milan just one point shy of sixth-placed Sassuolo, knowing overtaking them will guarantee a place in Europe’s secondary competition.
With a Coppa Italia final to come against a Juve side already in next season’s Champions League, a win there would seal qualification.

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