Juventus will lock horns with AC Milan both will look to secure Champions League spot
Juventus will host AC Milan, and missing out on the Champions League remains a real possibility for both sides.
The Calcio Classic is back with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo’s intense rivalry in Serie A tonight as both the team looks to secure a win. Juventus will host AC Milan, both the teams are all set to lock horns with each other on Sunday night at the Juventus Stadium.
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Juventus is currently placed on number four on the Serie A 2021 points table, on the other hand, AC Milan is in fifth place, and both teams have 69 points. If Juventus win here they will make it to the top four and it will determine whether they will make it to the Champions League next year or not. Missing out on the Champions League remains a real possibility for both sides. As Inter Milan are the Seria A champions by leading the points table.
AC Milan will look to beat Juventus to keep their hopes alive to play UEFA Champions League next season. And Zlatan and his co will do their best to beat a side of Pirlo who does look favorites according to the recent form against AC Milan.
Bianconeri have also won each of their last nine Serie A home matches against AC Milan. On the other hand, AC Milan has lost the fewest points when leading a game (five times).
Pirlo said: “We continue to be focused on the pitch to secure a place in the Champions League. What happens outside of it should not concern us.”
Juventus pretty much have a fully fit squad ready and raring to go for their clash with Milan.
Merit Demiral’s thigh injury is no more and the defender could make the subs bench for Andrea Pirlo’s side.
Doubtful: Merih Demiral (thigh)
#JuveMilan: the players available for tonight’s big one ⚔️
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For AC Milan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic should maintain his run in the side upfront. Alessio Romagnoli is expected to come in and ally Fikayo Tomori at the back.
Out: Samu Castillejo (suspended)
Doubtful: Daniel Maldini (muscular)
Juventus playing XI (4-4-2): Szczesny; Danilo, de Ligt, Chiellini, Sandro; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Rabiot, Chiesa; Morata, Ronaldo
AC Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Bennacer, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Ibrahimovic