The last time Juventus returned triumphantly home to Turin with all three points from a trip to the San Siro was in the 2010/11 season, when the visitors won 2-1.
Luigi Del Neri was the Bianconeri boss then, and he got the better of opposite number Massimiliano Allegri thanks to a looping Fabio Quagliarella header and a ruthless drive into the corner by Alessandro Del Piero.
The club’s all-time top goalscorer arrived on the edge of the area to lash home a lay-off from Momo Sissoko and ensure a later Zlatan Ibrahmovic effort had no bearing on the eventual destiny of the points.
Much has changed in terms of the two teams’ make-up since then. Only Christian Abbiati and Daniele Bonera remain in the current Milan squad, while Andrea Pirlo wore the Rossoneri shirt at the time and Clarence Seedorf was on the pitch rather than in the dugout.
For Juve, Marco Storari, Leonardo Bonucci and Claudio Marchisio featured, with Simone Pepe coming on for the injured Paolo De Ceglie at the end of the first half.
Over the course of history, Juventus have claimed three further 2-1 victories at the San Siro.
In 1926, the success was fundamental to keeping Juve’s dreams of winning the Scudetto that year alive; dreams that would come true at the end of the campaign with the first league championship under Edoardo Agnelli.
In 1940 it was Savino Bellini who lifted the Bianconeri to victory after Aldo Boffi had cancelled out Carlo Buscaglia’s opener.
Finally, goals from Gunnar Nordahl and Carl Praest meant things were all square in 1953, before Giampiero Boniperti took centre stage to beat Lorenzo Buffon, second cousin to the grandfather of our very own Gigi.