It's time for Serie A again; AC Milan take on Bologna at the Dall'Ara on Sunday. It's a tricky away trip and the Rossoneri will be hoping to keep pace near the top of the table. They will need to put in a really good performance against Siniša Mihajlović's side should they hope to take three points back to Milan and continue this great run of results to start the campaign. Ahead of kick-off on matchday 9, here are a few stats and facts on the match at 20:45 CEST:
PRECORD AT THE DALL'ARA
1- The two sides have met 73 times at the Dall'Ara in Serie A; the Rossoneri are slightly ahead in the record with 27 wins to 25 (D21).
2-The Rossoneri have won all of their last five league games against Bologna with an overall scoreline of 14-5.
3- 22 points in their first eight games is a record for AC Milan in the three-points-per-win era. The Rossoneri have only won eight of their first nine games in a Serie A season on one occasion: 1954/55 when they finished top.
4- AC Milan have won 13 away matches in Serie A in 2021 (one draw and one defeat); the Rossoneri have only won more times away from home in a single calendar year on one occasion: 1964 (14 wins).
5- The Rossoneri are one of just three teams in Serie A this season not to have dropped points from winning positions (seven wins from seven), along with Napoli and Venezia.
6- Zlatan Ibrahimović has scored five goals against Bologna in an AC Milan shirt in Serie A; as a Rossoneri player, he has only scored more against Cagliari, Inter and Roma (six). Assists included, Zlatan has been directly involved in seven goals in six matches against the Rossoblù with AC Milan.
7- Fikayo Tomori made his Serie A debut against Bologna at the Dall'Ara in January 2021. He finished the game as the AC Milan player with the most touches (81), clearances (four) and interceptions (three).
8- Alexis Saelemaekers and Ismaël Bennacer both scored their first AC Milan goals in the game against Bologna in July 2020.
9- Stefano Pioli coached Bologna in 89 games in Serie A. His record in the league with the Rossoblù was 29 wins, 28 draws and 34 defeats. The Rossoblù are, in fact, the team with whom Pioli has appeared the most times as a coach in Serie A. This will also be Stefano Pioli's 100th match as AC Milan boss; his record until now reads 55 wins, 25 draws and 19 defeats.
10- Siniša Mihajlović coached AC Milan in 32 Serie A matches between 2015 and 2016; he has a higher win rate (40.6%) with the Rossoneri than with any other team as a coach in the division.
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