After squeezing through in the Coppa Italia in midweek, AC Milan aim to build on that when they welcome Hellas Verona to San Siro on Sunday afternoon.
AC Milan (4-4-2): Donnarumma; Conti, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Castillejo, Kessié, Krunic, Calhanoglu; Ibrahimovic, Rafael Leao.
Unavailable: Biglia, Calabria, Duarte.
Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri; Rrahmani, Kumbulla, Gunter; Faraoni, Amrabat, Veloso, Lazovic; Pessina, Zaccagni; Di Carmine.
– AC Milan have won their last two games against Verona in Serie A, after a winless streak of four matches against them (D2 L2); the Rossoneri could win both encounters against the Gialloblu in a single Serie A campaign for the first time since 2001/02.
– Among the teams against which AC Milan are undefeated at home in Serie A, Verona are the side the Rossoneri have played the most home games against (27 – W16 D11).
– AC Milan have won 17 points since December, on Lazio have won more in this period (19); the Rossoneri have also kept a clean sheet in five Serie A matches during this run; more than any other team.
– Verona have scored in each of their last 11 league games, only once have they recorded a longer streak of goals in their history in Serie A: 13 matches in 2000, between two seasons.
– Among the newly promoted teams, Verona have the highest average points per game in the top five European leagues 2019-20 (1.45).
– Only Inter (14) have more different goal-scorers than Verona (13) in Serie A this season; the Gialloblù have never scored with more different players in a single top flight campaign.
– AC Milan goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, has kept eight clean sheets this season, more than any other goalkeeper in Serie A; Marco Silvestri of Verona has kept seven.
– Verona could become the 29th side against which Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores in Serie A: Indeed, the AC Milan striker has found the net against 76 different teams in the top five European leagues – a record since the beginning of 2000s.
– Considering the players who scored at least two goals in Serie A this season, Giampaolo Pazzini of Verona (one goal each 46 minutes) and Ante Rebic of Milan (one every 85) are two of the best four for average minutes/goals – among them Ciro Immobile (72) and Luis Muriel (73).
– Fabio Borini has scored four of his five goals in Serie A with AC Milan and Verona as a substitute. The Giallobu striker has scored just two of his 14 top flight goals at San Siro, the first of them against Verona with AC Milan, in May 2018.