(ARCHIVE PHOTO: Zapata in last year’s edition of the match)
MILAN – On Saturday, Sinisa Mihajlovic will take charge of his 200th match as coach in Italy. So far, he has overseen 182 matches in Serie A and 17 in the Italian Cup. The Serbian tactician’s record reads 75 wins, 66 draws and 58 defeats. Before being appointed to the Milan hot-seat, Mihajlovic had spells at Bologna, Catania, Fiorentina and Sampdoria. His top-flight coaching debut was on November 8, 2008 in Bologna-Roma 1-1.The Rossoneri welcome Torino unbeaten in 8 rounds. Milan’s unbeaten run consists of 4 wins and 4 draws. What’s more, Mihajlovic’s men have always scored at least one goal from those matches for a total of 14 goals. The last time the Rossoneri tasted defeat meanwhile was on January 6 when Donadoni’s Bologna claimed all 3 points in a 1-0 victory. The current unbeaten run is a season’s best for the team.As for Torino, the last time they defeated Milan at the San Siro in Serie A was over 30 years ago in the 1984/85 season. The date was March 24, 1985 and Schachner scored the game’s only goal for the Granata. Since then however Toro have remained winless away at Milan. The Rossoneri in fact boast a 19-match unbeaten streak over Toro at home thanks to 13 wins and 6 draws. To continue, Toro haven’t savoured victory over Milan since November 4, 2001 when they claimed a 1-0 win in Turin in Serie A.Giampiero Ventura’s side make the trip to the San Siro this year with just one victory from their past 7 league games. The other results have seen the team lose twice and draw 4. That solitary win came on February 14 when the Granata defeated Palermo 3-1.SOURCE: Football Data.