Never say never, that's what Stefano Pioli had said on the eve of the game. After a hard-fought fixture, the Rossoneri come away from Udine with all three points. Goals from Kessie in the first half and Ibrahimović in the second secured victory at the Daca Arena; the hosts equalised through De Paul from the penalty spot. Following AC Milan's fifth win in the league this season, let's take a look at the main stats from Udinese v AC Milan:
1- Before now - in the three-point era - AC Milan had only ever won five of their first six games in a Serie A season in 1995/96 (with Fabio Capello) and 2003/04 (Carlo Ancelotti).
2- AC Milan have scored in 26 consecutive league games (61 goals). The Rossoneri have twice gone on a longer streak: 27 in 1949 and 29 in 1973.
3- AC Milan are the only team to have scored the opening goal in all of their Serie A games so far this season.
4- In the three-points-per-win era (since 1994/95), only three AC Milan players have scored in six consecutive Serie A matches: Andriy Shevchenko (2001) and Zlatan Ibrahimović (current streak and in 2012).
5- Since his return to AC Milan last January, Zlatan Ibrahimović has been directly involved in 23 goals in 22 games in Serie A (17 goals and six assists).
6- Since the restart of Serie A in June, Zlatan Ibrahimović has taken part in more goals than anybody else in Serie A: 19 (14 goals and five assists).
7- Since his arrival at AC Milan (2017/18), no Rossoneri player has scored more goals in Serie A than Franck Kessie (18, level with Hakan Çalhanoğlu).
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