It’s the seventh match day of the 2018/19 league. The first big match on the calendar is one of the decisive games of the season, a crucial junction in the fight for the title. It was first place against second place at Allianz Stadium, and the stakes were high. The two teams came into the game with a good string of results.
The Bianconeri arrived into the game with maximum points: six wins in six outings, and an average of at least two goals per game.
Ancelotti's team was not far behind. The difference translated to three points less in the standings, which was a result of a slip-up in Genova against Sampdoria. For the rest, the five victories show a clear indication of Ancelotti’s impact on the team.