Napoli v AC Milan is our present, but it’s also our past too. We’ll be up against former Rossoneri midfielder Rino Gattuso in charge of "I Partenopei", a detail that makes this big fixture even more special and exciting than it already is. Up for grabs, three huge points in the race for European qualification. As we count down to kick-off, let’s take a look at 10 facts about matchday 32 in Serie A:
1- There have been 143 meetings between Napoli and AC Milan in Serie A. The Rossoneri's record against the Partenopei reads as follows: 54 wins, 47 draws and 42 defeats.
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2- Since the restart, AC Milan have picked up 13 points in five matches. Only Atalanta have done better in the Italian top flight (18 points from six fixtures).
3- Previously, AC Milan hadn’t scored at least two goals for five consecutive Serie A matches since January 2013. They haven’t done this for six successive fixtures since January 2012.
4- AC Milan have scored at least two goals in each of their last three away fixtures in the league. They haven't done better than this since October 2013, when they found the net on at least two occasions for four successive games on the road.
5- On the one hand, AC Milan have the third best record when it comes to the number of points gained through goals scored in the last 30 minutes of matches (16), with only Lazio and Atalanta ahead of the Diavolo in this respect. On the other hand, Napoli are the team that have let the least number of points slip from their grasp (four) through goals conceded in the last half hour of play this Serie A season.
6- Along with Atalanta, AC Milan and Napoli are two of three sides to have conceded the least number of goals since the Serie A restart (five each).
7- Napoli are Giacomo Bonaventura's favourite victim in the Italian top flight: he has scored five goals in 16 matches against the Partenopei. The Italian's first goal in Serie A came against Napoli at the San Paolo in April 2012 while he was on Atalanta’s books.
8- Zlatan Ibrahimović has contributed to eight AC Milan goals in nine starts this Serie A campaign (five goals, three assists).
9- Ante Rebić has scored ten goals in Serie A in 2020. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (16) and Ciro Immobile (12) have bagged more.
10- Hakan Çalhanoğlu has been involved in four goals in the past five league matches, as many as he had contributed to in the 23 fixtures prior to this.
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