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Roma Still Dreaming Of Champions League

Roma boss Vincenzo Montella believes that his side can catch Lazio for the fourth and final Champions League place, but to do that they will need to come away with a win at bottom-placed Bari, who are a mathematical certainty to drop to Serie B next season.

“We’ve got to win and put pressure on those teams in front of us,” Montella said. “We have a great opportunity to stay in the race and creep up on the leading pack. Lazio are naturally the favourites, as they are currently in fourth place. As for us, we cannot try to make a timetable of what results are needed to climb the standings. It’s going to be a delicate encounter with Bari. We must remain concentrated, as in Serie A you can lose to anyone. Bari will be motivated to win.”

Roma are four points behind Lazio with four games to go.