Clean sheet streak matched five years on: All the key stats from Milan’s win against Atalanta

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan racked up their fourth consecutive win and fourth clean sheet in a row with a vital 2-0 win against Atalanta at San Siro last night.

An own-goal gave the Rossoneri a first half lead before Junior Messias finished the job with a few minutes left on the clock in a game that also saw the returns of Mike Maignan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Below are the best stats from the match, courtesy of the official website

➤ Milan have won four straight games without conceding a goal in all competitions for the first time since February 2018 (five in that case, three in Serie A and two in the Europa League).

➤ Milan have won three league games in a row without conceding a goal for the first time since March 2022.

➤ Zlatan Ibrahimović (41 years and 146 days) is now the oldest Milan player to play a Serie A game in the three-points-per-win era – before him it was Alessandro Costacura (41 years and 25 days).

➤ Junior Messias has scored a goal in two Serie A matches in a row for the first time since April 2021 for Crotone.

➤ Messias has now scored the same number of goals (9) and provided the same number of assists (4) for AC Milan (43 apps) as he did for Crotone (36 apps).

➤ Stefano Pioli collected his 800th career game as manager, 169 of these for Milan.

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