AC Milan managed to make it four wins out of five to begin the Serie A season as they beat Venezia 2-0 at San Siro last night.
It would be two substitutes that changed the game for the Rossoneri. The first goal came through Brahim Diaz as he tapped home from a pinpoint Theo Hernandez cross not long after the Frenchman had come on the field. Then, Theo got a goal himself with a precise strike into the bottom right corner of the goal after Alexis Saelemaekers’ found him on the break.
Below are the best stats from the game, courtesy of the club’s official website…
➤ Milan have kept a clean sheet in eight of the ten Serie A games played since the beginning of May, more than any other team in the five major European leagues in the same time period.
➤ Brahim Díaz scored his first Serie A goal at San Siro in his 17th match played in the competition at this stadium.
➤ Theo Hernández is the first Milan defender to score and provide an assist in a single Serie A match since 2004-05.
➤ Before Theo Hernández, the last Milan player to score and assist a goal in a Serie A match after coming on as a substitute was Maxi López, in February 2012 against Udinese
➤ Milan’s starting eleven against Venezia was the youngest team that has started a Serie A match this season (24 years and 166 days).
➤ Alexis Saelemaekers made his 50th Serie A appearance in tonight’s match.