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If you're of the black and red Milanese persuasion, the form table makes for encouraging reading: played six, won four, drawn two.
And that doesn't include the draw and two previous successes since the turn of the year—unbeaten in nine.
That is a contributing factor to a resurgent Rossoneri storming up to third in the table, and only five points behind the bridesmaids Napoli.
The 11-point chasm between Milan and leaders Juventus may yet prove too wide, with early season hiccups looking costly, but they could still vanquish second place.
Heading into the second leg of their Champions League encounter with the revered Barcelona, the 2-0 advantage they hold over the Spanish giants may yet carry them through to the quarter-finals. And if it does, 2013 is looking good for AC Milan.
It is possible to pinpoint the purchase of Mario Balotelli as a catalyst. Before capturing the tempestuous former Manchester City striker, Milan had just secured three league wins in a row with the prolific Stephan El Shaarawy proving to be pivotal. But in return for Balotelli's added impetus, Milan has proved to be a sanctuary.
And this is before we have mentioned Giampaolo Pazzini's mini renaissance last weekend. His brace, coupled with Kevin-Prince Boateng's striker, easily saw off Lazio.
As they head to Genoa for Friday's kickoff—setting the ball rolling for the weekend's football—the visitors may fancy their chances, and on paper that looks founded. But the home support will think otherwise.
In 17th position, fans of Il Grifone probably have a stiff neck, what with all that looking up the table. Only one loss in their last six has provided a renewed hope that they can survive, especially as that run includes a 1-1 draw with Juventus and victories over Lazio and Udinese.
Knowing they can hoodwink the bigger boys, a home tie against a team who has their eye on next week's big bounty of Barcelona is a salivating prospect. Win and their rejuvenation continues; lose, and the deficit between the relegation zone is potentially cut to a non-fatal two points.