April’s last encounter between the two most decorated clubs in Italian football, as you might expect, had more than a touch of history about it.
Goals from Mario Mandzukic and Paul Pogba took Juventus a huge step closer to retaining their Serie A title for the fourth consecutive season while Gianluigi Buffon, in typical fashion, produced one of the saves of the year, to claw away Mario Balotelli’s free-kick which was destined for the bottom corner.
Most importantly however, the 2-1 scoreline that night saw the Bianconeri pick up a seventh successive victory against their old rivals, setting a new record winning streak in this historic fixture. This time around, Massimiliano Allegri’s men will have the chance to go one better; a win in Milan tonight would be their fourth in a row at the San Siro, also a feat never before seen.
Milan and Juventus have crossed paths 163 times in the top flight and, since April 2013, there has only been one winner. With the Rossoneri firmly in the chasing pack on 16 points, their second highest tally by this stage of the last 10 campaigns, an eighth success for Massimiliano Allegri’s men could be the sweetest of the lot.