Milan travel to the Adriatic coast on Wednesday for their midweek Serie A fixture after a vital win at home to Torino last weekend.
Mario Balotelli's goal relieves an awful amount of pressure on the Rossoneri as they prepare to face the worst team in Serie A, Pescara.
With Roma's smash-and-grab win at Fiorentina on Saturday, the gap between third and fourth is now four points, a substantial advantage for the Diavoli with just three matches remaining, even if the Viola possess the tie breaker in the head-to-head department.
Pescara have known for some time now that they would be relegated, but with pride to play for and preparations already beginning for the Delfini to mount a charge next season for an immediate return, don't expect Milan to win this too comfortably—especially with the injuries piling up for Massimiliano Allegri's side.
Milan triumphed 4-1 in their match earlier in the season, which flattered the home side as Pescara put up a good fight. Two late goals for Milan made that result somewhat deceiving, even if they did clearly deserve all three points.
It has been 16 consecutive games without a victory for Cristiano Bergodi's side and they will be desperate to break that run before the season is out, whilst Allegri's side have dropped just 13 points from a possible 51 since the turn of the year.
Here is a look at the sides both managers will field and a key battle to look out for.