This weekend in Serie A looks set to be one of the biggest and most exciting weekends in all of world football, but what exactly is happening to make it one you simply cannot miss?
Six of the top seven face off against each other, with Juventus vs Lazio opening the weekend on Saturday, shortly followed by Roma vs Napoli in Rome in what could be one of the best games we see all season, and the Derby Della Madonnina rounding off the Serie A weekend on Sunday evening. What makes it even better, is that the fixtures are scheduled as such that you can literally stay in all weekend and do nothing but watch calcio!
The scheduling of these fixtures not only helps the fans, but in ways it can add to the games themselves. Say Juve win against Lazio to send them top, that gives Napoli the perfect incentive to go out against Roma and come away with all three points. But then if both the Bianconeri and Partenopei lose or drop any points, that gives Inter the perfect chance to potentially leapfrog one or both of their title challengers.
It may seem like a mere scheduling change, but being able to know the result of your rivals before you even play can give you that extra bit of motivation, giving Juve and Lazio the task of setting the rest of the teams up with the challenge of catching them. But, why should you watch these games? Chances are if you’re reading this you know why you should basically dedicate your whole weekend to this round of games, but here are a couple reasons as to why you need to see these games.