Roma coach Rudi Garcia knows the odds of beating league leaders Juventus to the Italian Serie A title are stacked against his team but he is not going to allow the Giallorossi to give up the fight. The Romans have won seven games on the trot and go into Saturday's encounter at Fiorentina trailing Juve by eight points with five matches still to play.
"As the weeks progress, our chances of winning the Scudetto become increasingly more difficult," Garcia said to Sky Italia. "But while there is life, there is hope. I've told my players that just when you think that nothing can happen, something does. We cannot give up."
Roma's focus will not be on Juventus this weekend, however, but the Viola.
"We are playing against a very good side in Fiorentina and it seems a very difficult game on paper and it will be," Garcia said. "Juve's match seems much easier but at times, results can be unexpected."
Juve, gunning for a third straight title, have won all of their games in Turin and that is where they host Bologna. The visitors must avoid defeat in order to be sure of staying out of the bottom three.