AC Milan prepare to take on a depleted Juventus side at the San Siro on Saturday, boosted by the return of captain Riccardo Montolivo, who is expected to start in midfield for the hosts. AC Milan make final preparations as they gear up to meet Juventus for a second time this season. These two sides will again meet at the end of the season in the Coppa Italia Final for a third time this season. A number of notable absentees plague the Bianconeri ahead of Saturday's clash.

The Serie A champions have found their feet after a stuttering start to this season and with 10 wins in a row they are firmly back in the title race, sitting just two points behind leaders Napoli. Max Allegri tweeted this after the win against Udinese: Il dieci nel calcio è il numero della magia, e dieci vittorie di fila lo sono. Ora vietato rilassarsi che c’è una Coppa da difendere! — Massimiliano Allegri (@OfficialAllegri) January 17, 2016 Which means: “In football, the number 10 represents magic, which is what our winning streak feels like. Now, however, we can’t relax, we have a Cup to defend!”. Let us take stock of the situation and analyse the decisive factors which helped Juventus recover from their tough start. Dramatic Derby della Mole win was a massive moment for Juventus With the pressure intensifying on Massimiliano Allegri and his team after a shocking 1-0 loss at Sassuolo, Juventus needed a positive response in […]