Seven statistics from tonight’s trip to the Mapei Stadium
AC Milan’s positive spell continues unabated: at the Mapei Stadium, the Rossoneri beat Sassuolo 2-1 thanks to a brace from Zlatan Ibrahimović, who was in splendid form. After starring in Reggio Emilia, the Swedish striker now takes centre stage in tonight’s post-match numbers. Here they are.
1- AC Milan have scored more than one goal in nine consecutive Serie A games in a single season for the first time since 1964 (ten).
2- Prior to today, the last time Zlatan Ibrahimović scored more than one goal in the first half of a Serie A game was in March 2012 (a first-half hat-trick against Palermo).
3- Hakan Çalhanoğlu has delivered the joint-most assists in Serie A since the restart of the league in June (seven, level with Alexis Sánchez).
4- Sassuolo are the 29th different side against whom Ibrahimović has now scored in Serie A, having faced 32.
5- Hakan Çalhanoğlu has delivered eight Serie A assists this season, his personal best in any one season in Europe’s Top 5 leagues.
6- Before Hakan Çalhanoğlu, the last player to deliver an assist in three consecutive Serie A games for AC Milan was Robinho, back in 2012.
7- Tonight was Gianluigi Donnarumma 200th club appearance (all for AC Milan).