Tonight will be the night for Lazio and Milan, two of the biggest names in Italian football to face each other for another match in Serie A at San Siro stadium where Milan will be the host.
The teams’ news
What is up with Milan?
Milan is going to go against
after their success over SPAL recently. It was on Thursday when Stefano Pioli’s men went against SPAL and finished the match with a 1-0 win over their rivals.
The team have won four, drew one and lost five of their first 10 league matches of this season. They are currently sitting 10th with 13 points while Juventus is on top with 29 points.
It worth mentioning that
has been the Italian champions 18 times, which came last in 2010-11. They finished last season fifth, so we have to wait and see what would happen to them this season.
Lazio in details
On the other side of the field, there are Lazio, which are currently sitting 6th on the table with 18 points. In fact, they have recently thrashed Torino 4-0 on Wednesday.
Just before that, Simone Inzaghi's men could win their match against Fiorentina on Sunday with the result of 2-1.
The Eagles have scored 22 league goals so far which means they are just behind Atalanta with 30 goals. This is while only Atalanta with six, and Inter Milan and Juventus with have won more league matches.
The team’s form this season gives us the idea that they could challenge for the top four after their only loss came against Inter Milan back in September.
It has to be said that Milan’s coach has no fresh injuries but there are players still missing the match due to their long-term injuries. One of these players is Mattia Caldera who remains unavailable to kick the ball due to a knee injury. The other two are Rodriguez and Musacchio who may not play both due to injuries.
On the contrary, for Lazio, Silvio Proto and Ricardo Kishna are again expected to miss out, but Inzaghi also does not have any injury concerns from the team that put four past Torino.
It has to be mentioned that Manuel Lazzari, Lucas Leiva, and Joaquin Corrrea all will return to Lazio's starting XI.
If we take a look through history books we will see that Lazio have only won two of their last 13 Serie A meetings against AC Milan with also six wins for the Rossoneri and five draws.
Lazio’s last Serie A away win against AC Milan was back in 1989 when they won the match 1-0 thanks to Maldini’s own goal. Since then the Rossoneri have collected 18 wins and 11 draws.
Lazio are the side against which AC Milan have drawn the most Serie A games. In fact, they have drawn 59 matches which is level with AS Roma. It is interesting to know that only against Juventus have the Biancocelesti lost more league games than against the Rossoneri.
Lazio have won their last two games against Fiorentina and Torino. Winning this match, they could win three consecutive matches for the first time since September 2018 in Serie A.
Another fact to be mentioned is that AC Milan have kept a clean sheet after having conceded at least two goals in five of the previous six league games.
AC Milan have scored just three goals in the first half of matches in Serie A this season, only Sampdoria have fewer.
Lazio have earned seven points from their first five away matches in Serie A this season winning two and drawing one.
The next part to talk about is the teams’ stars and their stats through history. Ciro Immobile who joined the club in 2016 is the second player in Serie A history to have scored at least 12 goals after matchday ten in two seasons, which was 2017-2018 and 2019-2020. The other star was Giuseppe Meazza who did the same thing in 1933-34 and 1935-36.
He also has scored two Serie A hat-tricks with Lazio. It is interesting to know that one of them was against Milan in September 2017.
Another interesting fact is related to AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessié who has scored three goals against Lazio, including his first two goals in Serie A. It has to be said that against no other side has he scored more goals in the top-flight.
Milan: Donnarumma, Leo Duarte, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Hernandez, Kessie, Bennacer, Paqueta, Calhanoglu, Piatek, Suso.
Lazio: Strakosha, Radu, Acerbi, Patric, Marusic, Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Alberto, Lulic, Caicedo, Immobile.
Milan Key men
Piatek is the team’s 24-year-old forward who has had a key role for the team this season, scoring three goals so far. He also scored nine goals in 18 matches during the last season.
Suso is another key player in Milan who kicks the ball as a right-winger. So far, he has scored one goal and assisted one this season. He also scored 7 goals and provided 10 assists in 35 matches last season. Suso was the player who scored the winner against SPAL and is expected to start the match tonight.
Lazio Key men
Knowing that the two teams have so many stars makes this match even more interesting.
One of the best players and main roles for Lazio in this match is the club’s striker, Immobile, who has already scored 12 goals and assisted 4 more in just 10 matches. Lat season was no different as he scored 15 and assisted 5 for his club.
Milinkovic-Savic is another Lazio star who kicks the ball as a midfielder for the team. The 24-year-old has netted one goal and provided three assists for le Aquile so far. He also scored 5 goals and provided the same number of assists for the team during the last season.
Date: Sunday, 03 November
Time: 20:45 CET
Venue: Giuseppe Meazza
Referee: Gianpaolo Calvarese
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