AC Milan complicated their passage to the Champions League with a goalless draw at home against Cagliari in the San Siro on Sunday.
Stefano Pioli's side could have sealed a return to elite European football for the first time since the 2013-2014 season with a win over the Sardinians.But with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured the northerners dropped points with a top-four finish going down to the wire in their final game at second-placed Atalanta next weekend.
Atalanta ensured a third consecutive season of Champions League football with a 4-3 win over Genoa on Saturday.
Milan are third, equal on 76 points with fourth-placed Napoli, who won 2-0 at Fiorentina earlier on Sunday. But Juventus are just a point further behind on 75 after beating champions Inter Milan 3-2, with their final game at Bologna.