The stage is set for one of the highly contested race for the last remaining Champions League spot in the Serie A with AC Milan leading the pack with 36 points, holding a slender one-point lead over Atalanta, AS Roma and Lazio with Sampdoria three points behind the Rossoneri. Just seven points separate the fourth positioned AC Milan and the twelveth placed Parma.
AC Milan has started the post-Christmas leg in decent form, losing just once against Juventus in the Supercoppa Italiana in eight matches since. The Rossoneri will be looking to continue their impressive turn around in form as they host relegation-threatened Cagliari at home in San Siro on Sunday.
If AC Milan had an impressive new year Cagliari has had a new year to forget so far with I Rossoblu failing to win any of their last five matches since the turn of the year. Rolando Maran and his men are just four points of the relegation zone and another defeat may prove very fatal for the team from south of the capital city of Rome.
The first encounter between the sides ended in stalemate at the Sardegna Arena with Gonzalo Higuain cancelling out an early lead through Pedro to end the match 1-1.
Date: 10th February 2019
Time: 20:30 local time, 01:00 IST (11th February)
Venue: San Siro, Milan
The last five competitive fixtures
AC Milan: D-W-D-W-L
AC Milan - Krzysztof Piątek
The Polish striker seems to have picked up from where he left off at Genoa, smoothly easing into the AC Milan team setup, scoring 3 goals in 2 starts for the Rossoneri.
Cagliari - Leonardo Pavoletti
The Italian international is the leading scorer for Cagliari this season with 7 league goals in the Serie A. He will be hoping to put on his scoring boots to fire them to a win.