Nine victories apiece for Juventus and Milan in the traditional pre-season curtain raiser
If history is anything to go by, Sunday night’s Berlusconi Trophy will be a tightly contested affair between two giants of Italian football. Juventus and Milan have faced each other on 18 occasions since the annual curtain raiser first began in 1991, emerging victorious nine times apiece.
As far as the competition is concerned, the Rossoneri boast the upper hand with 12 triumphs, after seeing off Inter, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich when the opposition was rotated in the early ‘90s.
Juventus won the first edition in 1991, with Casiraghi’s double enough to secure a 2-1 success in Lombardy. Yet Antonio Conte’s men will be aiming to settle old scores after early goals from Boateng and Seedorf saw Milan lift the trophy last time out.
Kick-off at the San Siro is at 9pm. Follow the live updates and post-match reaction on Juventus.com.