Streaks to snap and dangerous forwards: All the key stats ahead of Sassuolo vs. Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan make the journey to Reggio Emilia knowing that a draw will be enough to win the league title for the 19th time when they face Sassuolo.

The recent victories against the likes of Lazio, Fiorentina, Hellas Verona and Atalanta have set Stefano Pioli’s side up with what is a very good position, but Sassuolo are a tough side who have only failed to score in 1 out of their last 12 games.

You can read our pre-match preview here, while below are the best stats…

➤ In 17 Serie A matches between Sassuolo and Milan, the Rossoneri have won nine games, with the other meetings seeing two draws and six Neroverdi wins (including both of the last two meetings).

➤ Sassuolo could win three matches in a row against Milan for the first time in Serie A; in addition, only in 2014/15, have they won both matches in a single season against the Rossoneri in the top-flight.

➤ Milan have won each of their last five away league games against Sassuolo, this after losing each of their first three on the road against the Neroverdi in Serie A. In six of the eight meetings between the two sides at the Mapei Stadium, the Rossoneri have scored at least two goals (including each of the last four).

➤ Sassuolo have conceded a goal in each of their last 15 home Serie A games (26 goals in total), their longest ever such streak in the top-flight.

➤ Milan have picked up 83 points in Serie A this season, their highest total in the three points for a win era (excluding 2005/06 when they had a deduction). The Rossoneri have won 25 league games so far; only three times previously have they won at least 26 games in a top-flight campaign: 2005-06, 1950-51 and 1949-50.

➤ Milan have kept a clean sheet in 17 matches in Serie A this season; the last league season in which they had more clean sheets was in 2011-12 (18).

➤ Only Inter (320) have attempted more shots than Sassuolo (299) and Milan (296) in the second half of this season’s Serie A. The Neroverdi are also third for goals scored in this period with 34, behind only Napoli and Lazio, but have also conceded the third-most goals in this time (32, fewer than only Venezia and Empoli). Milan, on the other hand, have conceded the fewest goals in the second half of this season (nine), at least eight fewer than any other team.

➤ Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi has scored more Serie A goals against Milan than any other side (10 goals); he has been directly involved in at least one goal (two goals and one assist) in each of his last three games against the Rossoneri in the competition.

➤ Five of the 10 youngest players to score at least five goals in Serie A this season will feature in this match: Sandro Tonali and Rafael Leão for Milan, and Giacomo Raspadori, Hamed Traoré and Gianluca Scamacca for Sassuolo.

➤ Milan’s Rafael Leão – who scored the fastest goal in Serie A history at the Mapei Stadium against Sassuolo on 20 December 2020 – has been directly involved in six goals (three goals and three assists) in his last five league games; from mid-April 2022, only Lautaro and Muriel (both eight) have had a hand in more goals than the Portuguese in the competition.

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