Inter can pile on misery for Roma

MILAN - Fresh from an Italian Cup triumph over AS Roma, treble-chasing Inter Milan are fired up to deny their southern rivals again and wrap up their fifth straight Serie A title on Sunday.

MILAN - Fresh from an Italian Cup triumph over AS Roma, treble-chasing Inter Milan are fired up to deny their southern rivals again and wrap up their fifth straight Serie A title on Sunday.

A home win over mid-table Chievo, coupled with second-placed Roma failing to beat Cagliari in the capital, would hand Jose Mourinho's side the second part of a possible treble with the Champions League final against Bayern Munich set for May 22.

Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder may miss the Chievo match after suffering another thigh injury in the 1-0 win over Roma on Wednesday that sealed their sixth Italian Cup.

Inter have a two point-lead over Roma with two games to go but Claudio Ranieri said his side would refuse to buckle despite signs of real frustration in the Cup final.

Roma were in the driver's seat for the title but last month's home defeat to Sampdoria could ultimately cost them.

That win also made Samp favourites for the fourth Champions League qualifying spot but they visit their only rivals Palermo on Sunday. Samp lead Palermo by two points. - Reuters

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