Milan Welcome Wounded Juve to San Siro
Juventus visit Stadio Giuseppe Meazza to lock horns with AC Milan for their Italian Serie A encounter this evening. Massimiliano Allegri’s men will be looking to bounce back from their Champions League defeat to Manchester United when they clash with the Rossoneri.
The loss against the Red Devils last Wednesday ended their unbeaten run this season and halted their three-game winning streak.
They sit on the summit of the Serie A table with 31 points from 11 games and have won 10 of their previous 11 league meetings with their hosts.
Gennaro Gattuso’s men have been impressive lately, winning their last three league games before forcing Real Betis to a 1-1 stalemate in last Thursday’s Europa League game in Seville.
This is Juve’s best start to a season obtaining 31 points in the first 11 games of the championship.
La Vecchia Signora have the longest overall unbeaten streak (15 games), as well as away from home (18 matches). Juventus is also the only team still unbeaten on the road in the five major European leagues in the calendar year of 2018 (12 wins and three draws).
The match is characterised by players facing their former team. Mattia De Sciglio grew up in the youth sector of Milan, going on to play 110 Serie A games between 2012 and 2017, before moving on to Juventus.
Leonardo Bonucci, played a total 51 matches in the Milan shirt last year, scoring two goals, one of which was against Juve.
Gonzalo Higuaín (40 goals in 73 league games for Juventus), made the move to the San Siro in the summer, as well as Mattia Caldara.
Juve manager Max Allegri coached Milan from 2010 to January 2014, managing 133 games in Serie A, averaging 1.92 points per game and winning one Scudetto.