AC Milan began the 2021/22 Serie A season in the best possible fashion: Brahim Díaz’s early goal settled matters against Sampdoria to ensure that Coach Pioli’s men picked up their first three points of the season. Here are the eight most interesting statistics to come out of the match at the Ferraris.
1- AC Milan have won eleven away league games since the start of 2021, the joint-highest total in the Top 5 European Leagues (along with Manchester City and Barcelona).
2- AC Milan have kept six consecutive clean sheets in Serie A for the first time since February 1994, when they kept the opposition out for nine successive matches under Fabio Capello.
3- AC Milan have won their last three matches away to Sampdoria in Serie A. They’ve only achieved this once before in the Italian top flight, back in 1968 (a total of four successive victories).
4- AC Milan have won their opening Serie A fixture in four of the last six seasons (L2), having only done so once in the five campaigns prior to this.
5- AC Milan have won each of the five Serie A away games in which Brahim Díaz has found the net.
6- The Rossoneri No.10 has been involved in four goals in his last five Serie A games (three goals, one assist). He’s scored each of his five goals in the Italian top flight on the road.
7- Stefano Pioli has now won 150 matches as a coach in Serie A.
8- Ante Rebić has played his 150th game in the Top 5 European Leagues.
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