Kessie continues odd tradition: The key stats from Milan’s win over Parma

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan managed to claim all three points against Parma last night, despite conceding the first goal late in the first half. With two quick goals, they turned things around in the second half and eventually won by 3-1. 

Franck Kessie was responsible for the equaliser, taking matters into his own hands (feet?) with an absolute screamer from long range. Certainly, it’s not what we are used to seeing from the Ivorian but his form has been incredible as of late.

According to Squawka, Kessie has scored exactly one Serie A goal from outside the box in each of the last four seasons. A very odd tradition, but one that helped Milan a lot last night as they now are tied with Napoli in the standings.

On the official website, AC Milan also published some other interesting stats and facts after last night’s game, including their impressive goalscoring in the last seven games. Take a look at the stats below.

1- AC Milan have scored at least two goals in each of their seven Serie A matches since the start of June, their best run since 2009 (eight).

2- Since the Serie A restart, the Rossoneri have put 17 points on the board, which only Atalanta have topped in the same period (22).

3- Zlatan Ibrahimović took nine shots in tonight’s game: he has never had more in a single Serie A match (nine against Roma in March 2012).

4- Franck Kessie has scored in three consecutive Serie A games for the second time in his career; the first time he achieved this was in September 2016, in his first three appearances in the competition.

5- Alessio Romagnoli has scored five of his six Serie A goals for AC Milan during the second half.

6- Since the start of February, Hakan Calhanoglu has scored three goals from outside the area. Only Malinovskiy has done better, with four.

7- Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his 100th appearance in all competitions for AC Milan today.

8- AC Milan (27 years, 185 days) named their oldest starting XI in Serie A since April 2018 (27 years, 188 days v Torino).

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