AC Milan head into their final home game of the season knowing a win is enough for a top four finish, and they face one of their favoured opponents in Cagliari.
Milan are one step closer to Champions League qualification after the wins against Juventus and Torino, able to secure their return with a win against the visitors from Sardinia. The Rossoneri are in great form after snatching six points from Turin in just a few days, with an aggregate score of 10-0.
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➤ Milan have won each of their last four Serie A games against Cagliari with a 10-0 aggregate score; the last time the Rossoblù found the net against the Rossoneri was back in September 2018 (João Pedro).
➤ Cagliari have only won one of their last 34 Serie A matches against Milan (2-1 in May 2017); they have failed to find the net in 50% of those games (17).
➤ Milan have won each of their last 15 home league games against Cagliari – their longest such streak against a single opponent in the competition.
➤ Milan have scored 72 goals in Serie A this season; in the era of three points per win, only once have the Rossoneri found the net as many times in their first 36 league games: 80 in 2005-06.
➤ Cagliari are unbeaten in their last six league matches (W4, D2); the last time they went on a longer such run in Serie A was back in December 2019 (13 under Rolando Maran).
➤ Following their 3-1 win against Benevento, Cagliari could win two consecutive away league matches for the first time since September 2019.
➤ Cagliari are the team against which Stefano Pioli has won the most games as a manager in Serie A – 10/18 (D4, L4).
➤ The first of Franck Kessié’s two Serie A braces for Milan came back in January 2018 against Cagliari; the other one was against SPAL in May 2019.
➤ Milan’s Simon Kjaer has scored five goals in Serie A, with his latest in the Italian top-flight coming in December 2009 against Cagliari with Palermo.
➤ João Pedro has scored three goals against Milan in Serie A; the Cagliari striker is top-scoring Brazilian in the last three top five European Leagues this season (41 goals, Neymar 36).