AC Milan moved one point away from the Scudetto with a 2-0 win against Atalanta at San Siro this afternoon, with both goals coming in the second half.
Goals from Rafa Leão and Theo Hernández sealed a the victory and now a draw against Sassuolo next week would be enough to earn league title number 19. Below are the best stats from the game, courtesy of the official website…
➤ Milan have picked up 83 points in Serie A this season; in the three-points-per-win era, only in 2005-06 have they achieved more.
➤ The Rossoneri have kept a clean sheet in at least five Serie A home games in a row for the first time since 2002, under Carlo Ancelotti (six in that case).
➤ Milan have won five successive Serie A matches for the first time since October.
➤ The Diavolo have collected the most clean sheets in Serie A this season: 17, eleven of those in 2022.
➤ Alexis Saelemaekers played his 100th game for AC Milan in all competitions, becoming the fifth Rossoneri player to reach this milestone in the last three seasons.
➤ Rafael Leão has scored eleven goals this Serie A campaign, only one fewer than in his two previous seasons combined. The Portuguese, who has scored in three consecutive games at San Siro, has been directly involved in six goals in his last five league matches.
➤ Each of Rafael Leão’s last seven Serie A goals have come at San Siro and in 2022: no other player has done better than this in home games in Serie A this calendar year.
➤ Theo Hernández is the only defender to have scored at least five goals and provided at least five assists in each of the last two seasons in the Top 5 European leagues.
➤ The Frenchman scored a Serie A goal at San Siro 235 days on from his last one against Venezia on 22 September.
➤ Alessandro Florenzi played his 250th Serie A game.