STATS AND FACTS ahead of Milan – Genoa on Sunday 13 February 2016


Milan unbeaten in six. Genoa goalless since Jan 24. All the stats for the match.

(IN THE PHOTO: Montolivo at the San Siro)

MILAN – The Rossoneri may have dropped points last weekend at home to Udinese, but the 1-1 draw nevertheless set the team’s longest unbeaten run of this season in Serie A consisting of 3 wins and 3 draws.

On target in the previous round for the third league match in a row was Mbaye Niang who took his overall goal tally for the season in Serie A to 5, equaling his personal best set last season on loan at Genoa.

Strike partner Carlos Bacca meanwhile, and in just his first season in the Italian top-flight, became the highest goal-scorer from Colombia in a single Serie A season when he netted in the team’s win at Palermo at the start of February.

With 12 goals and counting to his name, Bacca beat the previous record which belonged to Muriel (2012/13) and Cuadrado (2013/14), who netted 11 goals each for Udinese and Fiorentina respectively.

To continue, this Sunday’s match between Milan-Genoa falls on Valentine’s Day. To find the last time the Rossoneri played on February 14 you have to go back to 2014 when Balotelli scored the winner at home to Bologna. In the past 6 matches played on Valentine’s Day, the Rossoneri lay claim to 3 wins and 3 draws.

Focusing on Genoa, the Rossoblu haven’t found the back of the net in 341 minutes. In fact, the last time the Grifone scored was courtesy of a Coppola own-goal in Hellas Verona-Genoa 1-1 on January 24. Milan will also have to be wary because Genoa are one of the two top-flight teams to have had the most sending offs in their favour, 8, a record they share with Sassuolo.

SOURCE: Football Data.