Date: 22nd June 2020 at 11:01am
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welcome AC Milan to the Stadio via del Mare on Monday night as they contest their first A game since the return of football.

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Lecce (4-3-2-1): Gabriel; Donati, Lucioni, Rossettini, Calderoni; Majer, Deiola, Barak; Saponara, Mancosu; Lapadula.

Unavailable: Falco, Farias, Babacar.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Conti, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo; Kessie, Bennacer; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, ; Leao.

Unavailable: Duarte, , Ibrahimovic.

KEY STATISTICS

– Milan have lost only two of their 31 Serie A meetings against Lecce; in this period there have been 18 Milan wins and 11 draws.

– Lecce’s only home win against Milan in Serie A dates back to April 2006 (1-0 with a Konan goal) – seven of the last 10 home games of the Giallorossi against the Rossoneri have ended even.

– Milan have not lost against a newly promoted team since April 2018, in a match against Benevento: since then, the Rossoneri seven wins and five draws in such matches.

– Lecce have won three of their last five Serie A games (L2), as many wins as in their previous 21 games this season.

– Lecce have conceded 56 in Serie A this season, the last team that managed to avoid relegation after conceding as many goals after 26 games in a Serie A season were Pro Patria, in 1950/51.

– Milan drew their last Serie A away game, against Fiorentina: the Rossoneri have not drawn consecutive away games in the league since December 2018 (three).

– Milan have scored in each of their last eight league games and haven’t recorded a longer run in a single Serie A season since March 2018 (11).

– Milan’s 4-3 win against Lecce in October 2011 is the only Serie A match the Rossoneri have won after trailing by three goals.

– Gianluca Lapadula’s Serie A debut was with Milan in 2016/17 – the Lecce striker is a goal away from matching his best tally in a single Serie A season, achieved with the Rossoneri (eight goals).

has scored six of Milan’s last 10 goals in the league. He hasn’t been involved in any of previous 18 total Milan goals in the current Serie A campaign.