It was a win that we really needed, in front of the biggest crowd of the season. AC Milan are back to winning ways after beating Genoa 2-0 with goals - one per half - from Leão and Messias as the Rossoneri remained top of the league after Inter beat Spezia earlier this evening. Here are the main stats from the game at San Siro:
1- AC Milan have picked up over 70 points after 33 Serie A games for the first time since 2010/11, when they then won the Scudetto at the end of the season.
2- AC Milan have won a Serie A match with at least a two-goal difference for the first time since January against Venezia (3-0).
3- Stefano Pioli is only the third head coach in AC Milan history to keep a clean sheet in at least six games in a row in a single Serie A season, after Fabio Capello and Nereo Rocco.
4- AC Milan found the net in Serie A 222 minutes after their last goal - on 19 March against Cagliari scored by Ismaël Bennacer. The Algerian midfielder today played his 100th match for the Rossoneri in all competitions.
5- Rafael Leão - who has scored for the first time since 25 February – has found the net in the most Serie A home games in 2022: five, each of his last five. Furthermore, three of the Portuguese forward’s last four league goals have come against Ligurian sides (Spezia, Sampdoria and Genoa).
6- Leão has been directly involved in 12 goals (nine goals, three assists) in the league this season, equaling his record in a single Serie A campaign (also 12 in the previous term).
7- Since last season, only Zlatan Ibrahimović (27) has had a hand in more Serie A goals than Rafael Leao (24) among AC Milan players.
8- Genoa are now the 17th different team, against whom Leão has scored in Serie A. Since his arrival in Italy in 2019/20, the only Under-23 player to have done better is Dusan Vlahović.
9- Junior Messias has scored at San Siro in Serie A after six-game drought at home; the Brazilian's last goal at home was back on 6 January against Roma (3-1).
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