AC Milan got the result they needed to be crowned league winners by beating Sassuolo 3-0 at the Mapei Stadium on Sunday night.
The Rossoneri only needed a draw to secure a 19th league title in their history, but they finally made it home, with a brace from Olivier Giroud and a goal from Franck Kessie before half-time, enough to put the result to bed. Below are the game’s best post-match stats, via the official site…
➤ Milan have collected 86 points in Serie A this season, only in 2005-06 (88) did they do better in a single season in the three points per win era.
➤ Milan won a trophy for the first time in 1,976 days: the Italian Super Cup on December 23, 2016 in Doha against Juventus.
➤ Olivier Giroud has become the oldest player to reach double goals in his first season in Serie A (35 years, 234 days). The Rossoneri number 9 also became the third Frenchman to achieve the double in a single Serie A season with AC Milan, after Jean-Pierre Papin (13 in 1992-93) and Jérémy Ménez (16 in 2014-15) .
➤ After scoring his first five Serie A goals at home, Olivier Giroud has scored his last six Serie A goals away from home.
➤ Rafael Leão has been involved in at least one goal in his last six league appearances: three goals and five assists for the Portuguese winger in that spell.
➤ Franck Kessie scored his first Serie A goal after 14 games, since December 22 against Empoli.