- Associated Press - Thursday, March 13, 2014

MILAN (AP) - Juventus visits Genoa on Sunday night looking to maintain its charge to a third successive Italian league title. It has a 14-point advantage over second-placed Roma, which has a game in hand.

Roma hosts Udinese on Monday, a couple of hours after Napoli’s trip to Torino.

At the other end of the table, the bottom four clubs all play each other with 19th-placed Catania visiting bottom club Sassuolo, and Livorno hosting Bologna.

Here are five things to know about the Italian league this weekend:

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MILAN MISERY

AC Milan has to move swiftly to recover from its Champions League disappointment if it wants to qualify for Europe next season.

Milan lost 4-1 at Atletico Madrid on Tuesday as it became the last Italian team eliminated from Europe’s elite club competition.

Clarence Seedorf’s men can now only aim for a place in next season’s Europa League.

Languishing 10th in Serie A, Milan is eight points behind Parma, the team which currently holds the last qualifying spot and its opponent on Saturday.

“It’s not true at all that Milan doesn’t want to go to the Europa League,” Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani said. “This will be the club’s target from now until the end of the season.

“Sunday we have to win against Parma and so get to within five points of them. Milan has always been in Europe in the past few years and so wants to continue being there.”

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JUVE HEADING FOR HAT TRICK

Juventus beat Fiorentina 1-0 on Sunday to move 14 points clear at the top of the Italian League standings, after second-placed Roma lost 1-0 at Napoli.

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