It was a vital victory, as a result of which AC Milan have consolidated their grip on second place and put some distance between then and Roma in the fight for Champions League football. This 2-1 was brought about by Kessie and Rebić. These two are the central figures of the 8 post-match stats. Let's take a look:
1- AC Milan have won 13 of their first 19 games away from home this season in all competitions (D4 L2):) in their history, the Rossoneri only took fewer matches to reach 13 away wins in 1992/93, under Fabio Capello (15).
2- No player has scored more penalties than Franck Kessie (seven) in one of Europe's Top-5 leagues this season, level with Bruno Fernandes, Ben Yedder and Depay.
3- The Ivorian has also set a personal best for goals in a single Serie A season (eight).
4- AC Milan have hit the woodwork more times than any other team in the league this season (16, double that of Roma).
5- Simon Kjær has hit the woodwork three times in Serie A this season; the only defender to have hit the woodwork more times in Europe’s Top-5 leagues this season is Everton's Lucas Digne.
6- Ante Rebić is the fourth AC Milan player with 5+ goals scored in the current Serie A season: only Napoli have more.
7- The Croat has scored four goals in his last four Serie A appearances, as many as he managed in his previous 21
8- Rafael Leão has made his 50th appearance in Serie A.
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