AC Milan v Atalanta has often been a decisive fixture in the past. On Serie A matchday 37, we now face a renewal of the rival at a crucial juncture of the season for both teams. Take a look at a few stats and facts on the game:
1- This is the 122nd meeting in Serie A between AC Milan and Atalanta. The Rossoneri lead the way with 53 wins to La Dea's 25 - 43 draws complete the overall record.
2- The two sides have met more times than any other pairing on the final two matchdays in Serie A over the past ten years: the results in these games are three wins for the Rossoneri three draws and one win for the Nerazzurri.
3- AC Milan have only once exceeded 80 points in Serie A in the last eleven seasons: 82 in 2010/11 when they won the Scudetto.
4- The Rossoneri haven't conceded in four consecutive home games in the league. The last time they registered a longer run of clean sheets at home was in 2002 - six games under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti.
5- AC Milan have allowed the fewest shots in Serie A in 2022 (154). In fact, the Rossoneri have conceded just nine goals in the calendar year; only Liverpool (eight) have conceded fewer in Europe's Top-5 leagues.
6- AC Milan have won the greatest percentage of games this season, in which they have scored the first goal of the match (86% - 24/28).
7- Olivier Giroud (nine) could become the oldest player to reach double figures in his debut season in Serie A (35 years and 227 days on matchday), beating Cristiano Ronaldo (33 years, 299 days). The French striker could also become the third player from his country to reach double figures for goals in a single Serie A season for AC Milan after Jean-Pierre Papin (13 in 1992/93) and Jérémy Ménez (16 in 2015/16).
8- As well as being the player with the most dribbles completed in the current campaign (94), Rafael Leão has also taken the most shots following dribbles (41); five of the Portuguese winger's ten goals have come from this type of action.
9- Among goalkeepers with at least ten appearances this season, Mike Maignan has the highest save percentage in Europe's Top-5 years (78.4%).
10- Stefano Pioli has beaten Gian Piero Gasperini in Serie A more times than any other coach (8) - four draws and five defeats. Pioli has a positive record against Atalanta in Serie A with nine wins and six defeats in 20 games (D5).
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