AC Milan made it 13 league wins out of 18 so far this season with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Cagliari on Monday night.
There Rossoneri consolidated their position at the top of the Serie A table thanks to the win at the Sardegna Arena as Zlatan Ibrahimović was once again decisive, netting early in each half to ensure that Milan will be top after 19 rounds regardless of Saturday’s result.
Below are seven facts and figures from the game, as provided by the club’s official website…
➤ Milan have equalled their longest unbeaten streak away from home in Serie A since the three-points-per-win era began (1994-95): 16 matches, a feat they last achieved between September 2003 and April 2004.
➤ Milan have scored in 19 consecutive away fixtures in Serie A, equalling their longest run in the competition: they last did this between March 1992 and April 1993.
➤ Zlatan Ibrahimović has found the net in nine successive starts for the first time in one of Europe’s ‘top five’ leagues.
➤ Zlatan has scored an average of 1.5 goals per game in Serie A this season (twelve goals in eight appearances), a record in the ‘top five’ European Leagues in 2020/21 (Lewandowski is second in this regard with 1.4). Ibra has already bettered his Serie A goal tally from last season (12 v 10) and has achieved this in ten fewer matches (18 v 8). Furthermore, the Swede has moved ahead of Marco Di Vaio in the all-time top goalscorer ranking in Serie A and now sits in 30th place (144 goals).
➤ Only Lyon (15) have hit the woodwork on more occasions than Milan (14) in the ‘top five’ European leagues this season.
➤ Milan have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four games against Cagliari. Against no other Serie A side are they currently enjoying a longer run without conceding.
➤ Franck Kessie made his 150th start for Milan in all competitions in Sardinia.