Two of Italy’s most historic clubs go head-to-head on Thursday night as AC Milan take on Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-finals.
Both sides will be aiming to secure a first leg advantage at the San Siro with the added pressure of bouncing back from disappointing league results at the weekend.
Milan suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of rivals Inter, while perhaps even more embarrassingly Juventus were knocked off top spot at Hellas Verona.
So, who will come out on top in the first leg? Read on for our preview, predictions, TV and live stream info, team news and more.
When is AC Milan vs Juventus and where can I watch live?
Competition: Coppa Italia semi-final 1st leg
Venue: San Siro
Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020
Kick-off: 7:45 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 2
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Last five meetings: AC Milan vs Juventus
10 November 2019: Juventus 1-0 AC Milan (Serie A)
06 April 2019: Juventus 2-1 AC Milan (Serie A)
16 January 2019: Juventus 1-0 AC Milan (Italian Super Cup)
11 November 2018: AC Milan 0-2 Juventus (Serie A)
09 May 2018: Juventus 4-0 AC Milan (Coppa Italia)
Aggregate Score: AC Milan (LLLLL) 1-10 Juventus (WWWWW)
Ones to watch
AC Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic was one of the standout performers in the first half of the Milan derby but could do nothing to help his side prevent an embarrassing second half collapse against their fiercest rivals.
The derby result will make the Swede extra determined to make things right against an opponent – his former club Juventus – he has struggled to get at in the past. If he gets the right service, Ibrahimovic could add to the three goals he has scored since returning to Milan.
Key stat: Ibrahimovic has scored just one goal in nine appearances against Juventus.
Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo
After scoring in his last 10 Serie A appearances, Cristiano Ronaldo’s attention will now turn to the Coppa Italia, where he will aim to fire Juventus to yet another final.
The Portuguese is in superb form and will be difficult to stop. Like Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo will be driven by a disappointing result at the weekend. Indeed, we are set to see two of football’s biggest personalities go head-to-head, fully motivated.
Key stat: Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in his last seven appearances across all competitions.
Here’s our line-up for #MilanJuve 💪🏻
— AC Milan (@acmilan) February 13, 2020
Confirmed XI: Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Bennacer, Kessie; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Ibrahimovic.
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— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 13, 2020
Confirmed XI: Buffon; De Sciglio, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Matuidi, Pjanic, Ramsey; Dybala, Cuadrado, Ronaldo.
Milan have too many defensive problems to deal with Ronaldo and Co right now. Yes, Ibrahimovic has the potential to make an impact, and he may well grab a solitary goal for the hosts. But Juventus should come out on top going into the second leg.