After their two Europa League victories and their equally successful Serie A season opener against Bologna at San Siro, a difficult trip to the Stadio Ezio Scida awaits Stefano Pioli's Rossoneri, where they will face newly-promoted Calabrian side Crotone. To get you in the mood for kick-off, here are some key stats and trivia.
1- AC Milan are unbeaten in their last four matches against Crotone, with three wins and a draw.
2- AC Milan have gone 13 matches unbeaten in Serie A against newly-promoted sides (eight wins, five draws), and they have found the net in their last nine encounters.
3- In the sixteen seasons that saw a Calabrian team in Serie A together with AC Milan, this is only the second time that AC Milan have faced a team from the region in the first two matchdays of the season since facing Crotone in their 2017/18 season opener, a match they won 3-0.
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4- AC Milan are unbeaten in 13 Serie A matches, with ten wins and three draws, meaning they are on the longest unbeaten run of any team in the Italian top flight: the Rossoneri haven't been on a longer run without a defeat since April 2013, when they managed 14.
5- AC Milan haven't conceded in their last two matches. The Rossoneri haven't gone three games without conceding since March 2018, when they went on a four-game run.
6- AC Milan have got on the scoresheet in their last 21 Serie A matches; the Rossoneri haven't done better since March 2009 (22).
7- Only Atalanta (55) have scored more than AC Milan (49) so far this calendar year.
8- In 2020, AC Milan kept eight clean sheets in Serie A, with only Fiorentina and Udinese doing better (both 9).
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9- AC Milan are the only Serie A side with two players in double figures for 2020: with Zlatan Ibrahimović on 12 and Ante Rebić on 11.
10- On the first matchday, no one made more challenges than Davide Calabria, level with Aaron Ramsey on six. Crotone winger Salvatore Molina was just behind them on five.
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