History in the making at the San Siro: All the key stats ahead of Milan vs. Verona

By Nikita Fesyukov -

AC Milan will face Verona tonight at the San Siro and the team will be looking to build on their fine start to the season.

The Rossoneri have begun the season in great style, having won every match besides the away showdown against Juventus which ended with a 1-1 draw.

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➤ Having lost two successive league matches against Verona between 2016 and 2017, Milan have gone unbeaten in the following five against them (W3 D2).

➤ Milan are undefeated in 29 Serie A home meetings with Verona (W16, D13): only against Inter and Juventus have the Gialloblu played more top-flight away matches without a single win in the competition (30 against each).

➤ Milan have won 19 points so far this season: in the three points for a win era, only in 2003-04 and in 2020-21 (20 points each) have they won more points after the first eight games in a Serie A campaign.

➤ Milan have won all three of their home games so far this season: they last won their first four home matches in a Serie A season in 2005-06.

➤ Following three successive defeats under Eusebio Di Francesco, Verona have won two and drawn two of their four Serie A matches under Igor Tudor, netting 2+ goals in each game (12 in total) – under the Croatian, Verona are averaging their highest points per game ratio in the three points for a win era (2.0 – higher than under any other manager).

➤ Verona have failed to win each of their last seven Serie A away matches (D3 L4), drawing their last two: they last drew three such matches in a row in February 2020 (one of them against Milan).

➤ No side has scored more goals from outside the box than Verona in Serie A this season (three), whilst AC Milan haven’t conceded any such goals in the competition this campaign.

➤ Besides being the side to have scored the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of play in Serie A this season (five), Verona are one of the three teams (alongside Juventus and Fiorentina) that are yet to concede a goal during this period.

➤ Milan’s Rafael Leão has scored three league goals this season, whilst in his first seven seasonal matches in the last two campaigns he had scored one in 2019-20 and two in 2020-21 – among Serie A players with at least 15 goals scored since the start of 2019-20, only Dusan Vlahovic has done so at a younger age than the Portuguese.

➤ Kevin Lasagna scored his very first Serie A goal at the Giuseppe Meazza (January 2016), against Inter: the Verona striker has scored three league goals against Milan, only against Benevento (four) has he scored more in the competition.

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