Kessie matches Calhanoglu, Ibra unmatched: All the key stats from Milan’s win over Udinese

By Oliver Fisher -

This AC Milan side are continuing to push club records right to the brink after making it 24 competitive games in a row without defeat on Sunday.

The Rossoneri made it five wins in their opening six Serie A games but they did not have it all their own way, as Ibrahimovic scored a bicycle kick winner inside the final 10 minutes to propel his side to all three points after a Rodrigo De Paul penalty had cancelled out Franck Kessie’s opener.

Below are some of the best stats from the game, courtesy of the club’s official website

➤ In the three-point era (since 1994), Milan had only ever won five of their first six games in a Serie A season in 1995/96 (with Fabio Capello) and 2003/04 (Carlo Ancelotti).

➤ Milan have scored in 26 consecutive league games (61 goals). The Rossoneri have twice gone on a longer streak: 27 in 1949 and 29 in 1973.

➤ In the three-point era, only three Milan players have scored in six consecutive Serie A matches: Andriy Shevchenko (2001) and Zlatan Ibrahimović (current streak and in 2012).

➤ Milan are the only team to have scored the opening goal in all of their Serie A games so far this season.

➤ Since his return to Milan last January, Zlatan Ibrahimović has been directly involved in 23 goals in 22 games in Serie A (17 goals and 6 assists).

➤ Since the restart of Serie A in June, Ibrahimović has taken part in more goals than anybody else in Serie A: 19 (14 goals and 5 assists).

➤ Since his arrival at Milan (2017-18), no Rossoneri player has scored more goals in Serie A than Franck Kessie (18, level with Hakan Çalhanoğlu).

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