What an afternoon in Reggio Emilia. The Rossoneri today secured the 19th league title in their history as they beat Sassuolo by three goals to nil to cap off a truly extraordinary season. Here are the best stats from the game at the Mapei Stadium.
1- AC Milan have picked up 86 points in Serie A this season, only in 2005/06 (88) have they done better in a single season in the era of three points a win.
2- AC Milan have won a trophy for the first time in 1,976 days: the Italian Super Cup on 23 December 2016 in Doha against Juventus.
3- Olivier Giroud became the oldest player to reach the double figures for goals in his debut season in Serie A (35 years, 234 days). The Rossoneri’s number 9 also became the third Frenchman to reach double figures in a single Serie A season with AC Milan, after Jean-Pierre Papin (13 in 1992/93) and Jérémy Ménez (16 in 2014/15).
4- After having scored his first five Serie A goals at home, Olivier Giroud has scored his last six Serie A goals away from home.
5- Rafael Leão has been involved in at least one goal in his last six league games: three goals and five assists for the Portuguese winger during that period.
6- Franck Kessie has scored his first Serie A goal after 14 games, since 22 December against Empoli.
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