Three points, and back in command. The Rossoneri return to winning ways in the league by beating Benevento 2-0 at San Siro thanks to goals from Çalhanoğlu and Hernández. A good performance and an excellent result in a difficult but decisive moment of the season. With the final scoreline officially in the books, let’s look at some of the other key statistics produced from our matchday 34 match in Serie A:
1- AC Milan have picked up 69 points in Serie A this season, their highest tally since the 2012/13 season (72 points at the end of that campaign).
2- AC Milan kept a clean sheet in a Serie A match at San Siro for the first time since February (4-0 against Crotone).
3- AC Milan recorded eleven shots on target (five from Ibrahimović), their highest in a Serie A match this season (the same amount as against Crotone in February).
4- Hakan Çalhanoğlu found the net after 5 minutes and 36 seconds, the fastest goal scored by AC Milan in a Serie A match in 2021.
5- Hakan Çalhanoğlu is the fourth Turkish player to score 50 goals in the top five European leagues since 1/1/2000, after Mevlüt Erdinç (92), Nihat Kahveci (76) and Halil Altintop (67).
6- Theo Hernández is the first AC Milan defender to score five goals and provide five assists in a single Serie A season since 2004/05.
7- Theo Hernández has scored each of his five Serie A goals this season at home and in the second half.
8- Benevento are the 100th team that Zlatan Ibrahimović has played in the top five European leagues, with no one having played against more different opponents in the 2000s (tied with Gabriel Heinze).
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