Three points aren't at stake but perhaps something even more important: Juventus and AC Milan are aiming to reach the final of the Coppa Italia. Following the 1-1 draw at San Siro in the first leg, the Rossoneri will have to win or net at least two goals in a score draw to qualify. A tough task awaits, although it'll be far from impossible. After all, the Rossoneri have more than matched the Bianconeri both home and away in the previous meetings between the sides this season. Ahead of tonight's 20:45 CET kick-off at the Allianz Stadium, here are ten statistics to get you warmed up for the return leg of the semi-final showdown.
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1- Juventus have a slightly better record than AC Milan in the 13 Coppa Italia matches that have been played between the sides in Piedmont: the Bianconeri have recorded six wins (including the last two) compared to the Rossoneri's four, with three fixtures having ended in draws.
2- Two of the four semi-final clashes between Juventus and AC Milan in Turin were decided in extra time: the Rossoneri emerged victorious in a knockout tie in 1967, while the Bianconeri qualified for the final in 2012.
3- The upcoming clash will be the 27th between Juventus and AC Milan in the Coppa Italia. The Diavolo's record against the Bianconeri reads as follows: seven wins, eight draws (including the first-leg result) and eleven defeats.
4- On the eight previous occasions that AC Milan drew at home in the first leg at the semi-final stage of the Coppa Italia, they went on to qualify for the final three times. This was most recently the case against Lazio in 2018.
5- Taking into account matches from the round of 16, Juventus and AC Milan are the two sides who have scored the most goals (eight each) and taken the most shots (63 for the Rossoneri, 47 for the Bianconeri).
6- Juventus and AC Milan are currently separated by 24 points in the Serie A table. Despite this, the Rossoneri have only earned three points fewer than the Bianconeri since the start of 2020 (15 compared to 18).
7- Juventus (eight, level with Inter) and AC Milan (nine) are two of the three teams to have conceded the fewest goals in the first halves of games this Serie A season.
8- Rebić has played an active part in 42% of AC Milan's 19 goals across all competitions in in 2020, scoring seven (including one in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final) and also providing one assist. Ante has now bagged six of the Rossoneri's last nine goals in Serie A.
9- Çalhanoğlu has found the net from outside the box more times than any other player in this season's Coppa Italia (twice), with AC Milan having scored three long-range goals as a team. None of Hakan's five goals this campaign have come away from home. While all three of his goals in Serie A have come in the first half, the two Coppa Italia goals he's scored were both bagged after the 90-minute mark.
10- All three of the players to have made the highest number of successful challenges in this season's Coppa Italia belong to either Juventus or AC Milan: Bentancur (eight), Bennacer and Hernández (both on six, although Theo is suspended for the next game).
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