The Rossoneri returned to winning ways in the league, and their second successive one at home, beating Sampdoria convincingly 5-1 at San Siro. A great first half - thanks to Rafa Leão's finish and a brace from a fired up Olivier Giroud - paved the way for the win, which was added to by Díaz and Giroud again after the break. On matchday 36 in Serie A, AC Milan got back to giving their fans some much needed joy and entertainment, taking home three big points for the table. These are the main statistics and fun facts produced from the match:
1- Rafael Leão has been involved in 21 goals (13 goals and eight assists) in Serie A this season, a personal record in a single Serie A campaign. Before him, the last player to have been involved in more than 20 goals in a single season was Zlatan Ibrahimović in the 2011/12 season (34).
2- In 2023, only Kevin De Bruyne (seven) has provided more assists than Brahim Díaz (six) in Europe's top-five leagues.
3- AC Milan have scored the most goals in the first 30 minutes of play in Serie A this season (21). This evening was the first time since 29 August 2021 against Cagliari.
4- Olivier Giroud (born in 1986) is the oldest player to have scored at least ten goals in Europe's top-five leagues. He grabbed his first league hat-trick since 15 May 2016 (against Aston Villa in the Premier League).
5- Sandro Tonali has equalled his record of assists (seven) in a single Serie A campaign (seven also in 2019/20 with Brescia.
6- The Rossoneri have not scored at least five goals in a single game in Serie A since 12 May 2021 when they beat Torino 7-0 away from home. At home, the last time was on 18 July 2020 (5-1 win over Bologna).
7- For the first time Brahim Díaz has provided two assists in a game in Europe's top-five leagues. He has provided seven assists in Serie A this season, one more than in his last two Serie A seasons.
8- Stefano Pioli has won 100 games with AC Milan in all competitions, winning more than 700 points in Serie A in his career (702).
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