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European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:

ITALY

With all of the other major leagues around Europe already settled or nearly decided, the race for the Italian league title is heating up again with Napoli’s visit to Juventus on Sunday.

Midweek results saw Juve’s lead cut to four points, meaning a win for Napoli would reduce the gap to one point with four rounds remaining.

“We reached our club goal of qualifying for the Champions League a week ago and now we’re at least assured of finishing second, so now we can have some fun,” Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri said.

While Juventus is seeking a record-extending seventh straight title, Napoli is after its first since Diego Maradona led the club to its only two championships, in 1987 and 1990.

Meanwhile there is an even tighter battle for third and fourth place — the final Champions League berths. Roma and Lazio are tied on points, one point above Inter Milan.

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