10 FACTS AHEAD OF AC MILAN V JUVENTUS

The pieces of trivia that you need to know ahead of the Rossoneri’s encounter with the Bianconeri

After picking up ten points from their first four matches since the Serie A restart, AC Milan are ready to face the most difficult obstacle of all: Juventus will be the visitors to San Siro this evening, with the two teams having most recently faced each other in the Coppa Italia on 12 June. That match finished in a goalless draw, and, slightly less than a month on, the Rossoneri and the Bianconeri are set to meet again, this time on matchday 31 in Serie A. Here are some facts and figures to read as the build-up to tonight’s game begins.

DIRECT ENCOUNTERS

1- AC Milan are the side that Juventus have shared the most draws with (54) and conceded the most goals against (215) in Serie A.

2- AC Milan and Juventus have played out a 1-1 draw on 28 occasions in Serie A, making it the most frequent scoreline in matches between the sides. The last time that this was the final result was in February 2012.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS IN MILAN

3- AC Milan have played 84 home matches against Juventus in the Italian top flight: there have been 28 Rossoneri wins, 33 draws and 23 away victories.

STATE OF PLAY

4- AC Milan have scored in each of their last twelve league matches, their best streak since September 2017.  

5- AC Milan have kept a clean sheet in two of their last three home matches in Serie A, as many as they’d achieved in their previous six fixtures at San Siro.

GENERAL STATISTICS

6- Since the restart, AC Milan are the side to have conceded the fewest shots to their opponents in the Italian top flight (28), whereas Juventus have allowed opposition players to take 51 shots against them in the same period.

7- In 2020, Juventus (nine) and AC Milan (13) are the two sides who have conceded the fewest goals.

PLAYER FOCUS

8- Only two players born before 1/1/1982 have scored at least four goals in the Top Five European leagues during the 2019/20 season: Ibrahimović and Joaquin of Real Betis.

9- Hakan Çalhanoğlu has scored five league goals this season and is just one goal away from equalling his record tally in a single campaign: six, which he achieved in 2017/18.

10- Ante Rebić is the only AC Milan player to have scored double figures this season in all competitions. The Croatian striker has found the net nine times in his last eleven matches, four of which he bagged after coming off the bench.