#GENOAMILAN TODAY!

MILAN – Ahead of the Serie A clash between Genoa-Milan, we take a look at some facts and stats to whet the appetite thanks to Football Data:Should Genoa’s Juraj Kucka play tomorrow, it would be his 100th appearance in Serie A. Interestingly, all of his appearances have come with the Genoa jersey. His debut was on the 16th of January 2011 in Genoa-Udinese 2-4.100 seems to be the magic number for Genoa. In fact, Gian Piero Gasperini needs one more win to collect 100 in charge of Genoa. The Italian’s first win as Genoa coach came on the 19th of August 2006 at the Marassi against Spezia (3-2) in the Italian Cup after extra time. Gasperini’s record overall in 233 matches as Genoa coach reads: 99 wins, 57 draws and 77 defeats.Focusing on Genoa as a collective unit, the rossoblù are in good form. Genoa have now gone 8 matches in a row unbeaten in Serie A following 5 wins and 3 draws. The last defeat in Serie A came on the 28th of September when they lost 1-0 in the derby against city rivals Sampdoria.Genoa have one of the best records in Serie A for goals scored by players coming off the bench- along with Inter, Hellas Verona and Chievo. The 4 Genoa players to have found the back of the net after starting the match from the bench are Antonini, Kucka, Matri and Pinilla.Milan on the other hand are one of 4 teams to have only scored goals this season with players named in the starting eleven- a record they share with Palermo, Torino and Empoli. Should Giampaolo Pazzini feature on Sunday it would be his 300th appearance in Serie A. The striker’s Italian top flight debut came on the 12th of September 2004 in Atalanta-Lecce 2-2. Since making his debut for the Bergamaschi he’s gone on to play for Fiorentina, Sampdoria, Inter and Milan.Going into Sunday’s match, the rossoneri are unbeaten on their travels this season after 2 wins and 4 draws. The last defeat away from the San Siro came last season on the 11th of May in a 2-1 loss in Bergamo against Atalanta.Finally, Milan have been involved in matches with the most dismissals this season. The number currently stands at 8 (with 4 in favour of the rossoneri and 4 against). It also means Milan are the side to have benefitted the most in Serie A this season, while also being one of 3 teams (along with Juve and Parma) to have received the most dismissals against.