Milan Seeking Historic Feat Against Monza

Stadio Brianteo forms the backdrop for the first Serie A encounter between Lombard adversaries Monza and Milan. Buoyed by an eye-catching upturn in form, Stefano Pioli’s side will be out to protect a 100% win ratio against Biancorossi in the top flight. 

Milan put on a show in midweek Europa League action, putting three unanswered goals past Rennes to set one foot in the competition’s last-16. A 3-0 scoreline incidentally determined the reverse fixture between Rossoneri and Monza in mid-December, strengthening Pioli’s hopes of overseeing a seventh win in eight league matches.

Such has been Milan’s form resurgence amid exit talks linking Pioli with a summer departure that they could leapfrog Juventus into second with a win on Sunday. While part of the credit goes to the Turin side’s fall from grace, it takes nothing away from Rossoneri’s formidable spell.

Milan made it two Serie A wins on the trot with a gutsy 1-0 home victory against reigning holders Napoli last weekend after performing a miraculous late comeback to beat promoted Frosinone 3-2 on their most recent league travel. That victory set Rossoneri on the brink of history.

Pioli’s free-firing men have netted at least two goals on their last nine road trips, including seven in Serie A. ‘Scoring at will’ perhaps best describes their recent away showings. To substantiate this thesis, Milan have scored precisely three goals on their last three top-flight travels, winning each time.

Another similar display would see Milan bag 3+ goals in four consecutive away Serie A matches for the first time. But with Pioli planning a frontline overhaul, achieving that feat isn’t a foregone conclusion. Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic will reportedly surrender their places up front to Luka Jovic and Noah Okafor, respectively. 

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