ROME, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Roma head coach Rudi Garcia admitted on Saturday that the Italian Serie A title race has been over already as Juventus are set to win it on Monday.
Though Roma scored nine consecutive victories, they could not narrow the eight-point gap with Juventus, who could win the Scudetto on Monday with a win over Atalanta at home.
Garcia said even if Roma win at Catania on Sunday, they still could not bring any pressure to Juventus.
"Will our victory at Catania put pressure on Juve? No, the Scudetto race is finished," he said.
"Nothing will be changed by the result of our match, but we'll play to win anyway, as we want to extend our winning streak, even if it's meaningless in terms of the title," he said.
Garcia suggested that Juventus and Roma have spurred each other this season to make historical records.
"We compliment Juve, a great club with great players. Their record-breaking campaign is in part down to us and vice-versa," he said.
Roma already set a new club record of points in a single Serie A season, and Juventus are on track to reach the 100-point milestone - something no team has ever achieved in Italy's top flight.