stats04 October 2020

AC MILAN V SPEZIA: IN NUMBERS

The statistics from the 3-0 win at San Siro

Three consecutive wins in the league, three goals scored and three points taken on matchday 3 of Serie A. Unlocking the door in AC Milan v Spezia did not prove easy, but after they did so the Rossoneri hit the gas and dominated the second half. The Diavolo flew at San Siro and are now level on points with league leaders Atalanta (9). It's been the perfect start for the Rossoneri as we head into the international break, after which we play the Derby. Take a look at the most important facts and figures from the game:

1- AC Milan have won their first three Serie A games without conceding a single goal for the third time in their history, after 1971/72 (with Nereo Rocco at the helm) and 1952/53 (with Mario Sperone). The Rossoneri have won their first three league games in a season for the second time in the 21st Century, after 2006/07.

2- AC Milan are unbeaten in 15 games in Serie A for the first time since March 2007.

3- The last time AC Milan did not concede a single goal in the first three games in a Serie A season was back in 1993/94. The last two teams to manage this were Juventus and Roma in 2014/15.

4- AC Milan's starting line-up had an average age of 22 years and 287 days, their lowest in Serie A since 2004/05 - since Opta began recording this stat.

5- AC Milan are the first team to give starts to seven players born since 01/01/1999 in a game in one of Europe's Top-5 leagues.

6- Rafael Leão scored his first ever career brace. All eight of the Portuguese's Serie A goals have been scored in the second half.

7- Theo Hernández is the youngest defender to have scored at least seven goals in one of Europe's Top-5 leagues since the start of last season.

8- Hakan Çalhanoğlu has had a hand in 17 goals in his last twelve games for AC Milan (eight goals and nine assists).

9- Jens Petter Hauge made his debut and became the first Norwegian to play for the Rossoneri in Serie A since Steinar Nilsen in May 1998.

10- Lorenzo Colombo is the youngest player to start a game for AC Milan in Serie A since Manuel Locatelli (18 years and 126 days v Roma on 14/05/16).


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