AC Milan managed to get the job done this afternoon as they beat Sampdoria 1-0 at San Siro to move above Inter into first place.
Rafael Leao’s early opener decided the game and the Portuguese winger has now hit double figures in all competitions this season. Below are the best stats from the game, via the official website…
➤ Milan have picked up 55 points in the league this season: in the three-points-per-win era, only in 2003-04 have they had as many after 25 games (64).
➤ Rafael Leão has scored seven league goals this season, one more than in his previous two Serie A campaigns (six in both).
➤ Before Mike Maignan’s assist, the last Serie A assist by a Milan goalkeeper was in 2006 (Dida against Ascoli).
➤ Of Rafael Leão’s seven goals this season, four have been the opening goal of the match.
➤ Milan conceded only one shot in the first half, their best result in the first 45 minutes of this Serie A season.
➤ Milan have not conceded a single shot on target in two of the last three first halves in Serie A matches.
➤ Today was Rafael Leão’s 100th game for Milan in all competitions.
➤ Two of the four games in which Wladimiro Falcone has made at least five saves in Serie A have been against Milan (six today).