AC Milan must put their two recent defeats in Serie A to one side and get back to winning ways against a struggling Genoa side at the Marassi tonight.
After back-to-back league defeats against Fiorentina and Sassuolo – which came either side of a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League at the Wanda Metropolitano – the Rossoneri make the trip around 100 miles south to face Andriy Shevchenko’s Rossoblu.
You can read our pre-match preview here, while below are the best stats that have been collected ahead of the game…
➤ Milan have won six of their last nine Serie A games played against Genoa (D2, L1), after losing four of the previous five (W1).
➤ Milan are unbeaten in their last four Serie A away games against Genoa (W3, D1) and haven’t gone five consecutive away games against Grifone without defeat in the Italian top-flight since a run between 1989 and 2007 (seven – W1, D6).
➤ Milan scored exactly two goals in all their last three Serie A away games against Genoa; only in 1935 have they netted at least two goals in four away matches against in a row against the Grifone in the Italian top-flight.
➤ Genoa have drawn the most Serie A games this season (seven) – only three times before have the Rossoblu drawn at least eight of their first 15 in a top-flight season, most recently in the 1981/82 campaign.
➤ After losing to Fiorentina and Sassuolo, Milan could lose three Serie A matches in a row for the first time since September 2019, under Marco Giampaolo.
➤ Milan have conceded 16 goals in their last nine Serie A games (one clean sheet), after having shipped only two goals in the previous nine (seven clean sheets).
➤ Since the arrival of Andriy Shevchenko, Genoa haven’t scored: he could become the fourth manager in the XXI century to see his side fail to find the net in each of his first three Serie A matches (after Somma in 2005, Longo in 2018 and Grosso in 2019).
➤ Nicoló Rovella is the youngest midfielder to have started at least 14 matches in the big five European Leagues this season.
➤ Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 152 Serie A goals, only one away from equalling Stefano Nyers and Hernán Crespo as the 26th player with the most goals scored in the competition –
furthermore, he could equal Filippo Inzaghi (73) as the player with the 10th-most Serie A goals scored for AC Milan in the top-flight (currently on 72).
➤ Franck Kessié could play his 200th match for Milan in all competitions: he scored his only Serie A goal against Genoa at the Ferraris, from the penalty spot in October 2019.