Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said on Tuesday he is relishing what will be a special clash with AC Milan, the side he made more than 400 appearances for as a player, as he looks to revitalise the champions’ hopes of making it 10 Serie A titles in a row.

Juventus travels to league leader Milan on Wednesday, with Pirlo’s side sitting fifth in the standings, 10 points behind leader Milan, having played a game fewer.

Pirlo, while looking forward to the contest at San Siro, where he played for 10 years between 2001 and 2011, suggested the importance to the title race, with so much of the season to go, has been overplayed.

‘Special evening’

“Tomorrow will be a special evening for me, having experienced many memories with Milan,” Pirlo told a news conference.

“It was wonderful as a player; I think it will be the same as a coach.

“We know the importance of this match. Milan-Juventus…

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