Serie A climaxes with two pivotal games

May 18, 2008

MILAN, May 18 (Reuters) - Inter Milan or AS Roma will clinch the Serie A title later on Sunday when the season climaxes with two decisive matches for the trophy and the relegation battle.

Inter, a point above Roma having been 11 clear in February, will retain their 'scudetto' with a victory at Parma, who will be relegated if they fail to win.

Another slip up from Inter will give Roma the chance to snatch the title with victory at Catania, who are two points above Parma in the relegation battle.

If the two rivals finish level on points at the top, Inter will prevail because of their better head-head record.

Roberto Mancini's position as Inter coach will come under further scrutiny if they lose the title while there are fears of trouble at both matches despite away fans being banned.

In another issue to be decided, Fiorentina will beat AC Milan to the final Champions League qualifying place if they win at Torino. Empoli also need to defeat already-relegated Livorno to stand any chance of staying up.