DID YOU KNOW…Curious facts and stats ahead of Milan-Hellas Verona.


Curious facts and stats ahead of Milan-Hellas Verona.

MILAN – As we edge ever closer to Saturday’s Round 26 Serie A match between Milan and Hellas Verona at the San Siro, we take a look at some interesting stats and facts to whet the appetite.

First Team coach Filippo Inzaghi spent one season at Hellas Verona as a player. It was the 1993/94 season and it is where he earned the nickname “Super Pippo”, scoring 13 goals from 36 appearances in Serie B.

Milan’s biggest win over Hellas Verona was on the 17th of May 1992 in a Serie A fixture at the San Siro. The rossoneri went into the match high on confidence after securing the Scudetto the week before, the club’s 12th, and made light work of Hellas. Van Basten broke the deadlock on 18 minutes from the penalty spot before fellow Dutchman Ruud Gullit doubled Milan’s lead. Carlo Ancelotti completed the rout by scoring a second-half brace. Hellas Verona, already mathematically relegated, were coached at the time by Nils Liedholm; a Milan legend both as a player and as a coach.

The rossoneri welcome Hellas Verona this Saturday on the back 2 clean sheets. Milan have gone 202 minutes without conceding a goal. The last player to find the back of the net against Milan was Massimo Maccarone in a 1-1 draw versus Empoli on the 15th of February. What is more, Milan are unbeaten from their past 3 outings at home collecting 7 points after wins over Parma and Cesena and a draw with Empoli.

This Saturday will be the 29th league meeting between the two teams at the San Siro. The precedents from the previous 28 meetings in Serie A read: 16 wins for Milan and 12 draws. Milan have scored a total of 47 goals and Verona 20.