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The hosts change shape a bit but it doesn’t matter for the visitors, who still need to win if they want to get into Europe.
With two games left, the Viola will confirm their return to Europe with a win.
The Viola don’t need to qualify for the Conference League for this to be a successful season, but it’d be a nice little cherry on top.
Writing the ratings for a game like this is fun, and that’s a nice change of pace.
The scoreline doesn’t even begin to express just how dominant the Viola were in this one.
No big surprises for the Viola, but the visitors set out a very defensive XI.
Both teams are winless in their past 3 league matches, but it’s hard to feel like they’re on the same trajectory.
Aquilani’s boys win the trophy and etch their names into the record books.