AC Milan managed to get the job done this afternoon by beating Sampdoria 1-0 at the San Siro to overtake Inter in first place.
Rafael Leao’s early opener decided the game and the Portuguese winger has now reached double figures in all competitions this season. Below are the best stats for the game, via the official site…
➤ Milan have collected 55 points in the league this season: in the era of three points per victory, it was only in 2003-04 that 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 assist in Serie A by a Milan goalkeeper dates back to 2006 (Dida against Ascoli).
➤ Of Rafael Leão’s seven goals this season, four have been the opening goal of the game.
➤ Milan conceded just one shot in the first half, their best result in the first 45 minutes of this Serie A season.
➤ Milan have not conceded a shot on target in two of the last three Serie A halves.
➤ 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).
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