AC Milan and Juventus face off in a Champions League decider for next season. Milan are equal on points with Juventus and look to have the full squad for this game. Milan are looking to pull off a robbery at the Allianz as they have never won in the new stadium in Turin. Stefano Pioli goes in for the biggest game of his Milan tenure tonight and a win could propel his status amongst the Rossoneri faithful.
Milan 1 - 3 Juventus
Milan 4 - 2 Juventus
Juventus 0 - 0 Milan (Coppa)
Milan 1 - 1 Juventus (Coppa)
Juventus 1 - 0 Milan
Form Guide (all competitions)
Juventus: W, L, W, D, W
Milan: W, W, L, L, W
Players to Watch
This is the game that will ultimately define the return of Ibrahimovic to Milan as this is the game that will define the success of the project under Maldini, Massara and Pioli. The top four goal in critical at this point hence Ibrahimovic needs to deliver tonight and rally the team to a huge victory. The striker will be up against Chiellini, Bonucci and de Ligt hence will need to show how savvy he can be to find the back of the net.
Kessie will need to be a leader in this game. The Juventus game is often a midfield battle with break outs from the wingers. Kessie will need to coordinate the midfield with Bennacer effectively to keep Bentancur and McKennie quiet but will also need to keep the ball flowing to counter the high press. Moreover, this would be the perfect game for Kessie to slot in between the centre backs to offer more protection to Donnarumma and doing so effectively could win us the game.
Although Ronaldo and Chiesa will be the real threats in front of goal, Bentancur is usually the one who keeps the ball moving and kicks off the attacks for the Bianconeri. Bentancur in the previous games has pressed us hard and passes through the lines effectively, Kessie and Bennacer will need to deal with this. Bentancur needs to be pressured throughout the game by the midfield and will need to attacked by Saelemaekers to overwhelm him.
Prediction: Juventus 2 - 3 Milan