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Diego Maradona's former coach Ottavio Bianchi has told tonight's top of the table showdown between Milan and Napoli won't decide the Scudetto race.

Bianchi won the 1987 Scudetto with Napoli as coach of a star-studded side which included Maradona, Careca, Alemao and Bagni. Bianchi would later win the Coppa Italia and the 1989 UEFA Cup.

And, with Napoli trying to hug the centre ground for the title at San Siro tonight, Bianchi has offered perspective on the game of the week in Italy.

However, despite all the pre-game hyperbole, the former coach doesn't consider the clash to be a title decider.

"It's nice to see Napoli at this level, and this will be a great chance for Walter Mazzarri's men," Bianchi told

"Title decider? No. It's an alternating league as there is no real team which is dominating. Until now the big teams have played with the handbrake on. Napoli are doing well, and they started with Champions League ambition.

"Now they are out of the Europa League and Coppa Italia they can focus on the Scudetto without distractions.

"The Scudetto remains an objective, and they have what it takes to play for it. It's an important game, but not a decisive one."

Bianchi feels Napoli will be moving forward against Milan if they can force them into errors.

"Milan usually concede something at the back, and if Napoli take advantage of mistakes and dominate midfield then they can hurt them," he added.

"I think it will be a great game and Napoli can really put Milan into trouble."

The match kicks off at 20:45 CET this evening, with full coverage on

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