The last time Milan failed to win any of the first four games in a calendar year was 1941. The Rossoneri earned 14 points in the opening seven rounds (scoring 16 goals) and 12 points from the next 13 games (with 12 goals). A run of two points from five rounds is their wors正规博狗平台t since 1997-98.
Milan have scraped just two points from their last five League visits to Lazio, not winning since a 2-1 result in November 2009 when both Pippo Inzaghi and Clarence Seedorf were playing. Marco Parolo has now scored 22 Serie A goals, but he also bagged a brace against the Rossoneri when playing for Parma in October 2013. Miroslav Klose has put three of his 39 Serie A strikes past Milan and broke a League goal drought after 82 days.
Stefano Pioli had never previously beaten the Diavolo, managing three draws from 10 competitive encounters, but still hasn’t kept a clean sheet. Jeremy Menez is having the most prolific campaign of his career with 10 goals and two of them were in the fixtures against Lazio. The Rossoneri have scored four of their last five goals in the opening 10 minutes, three of them by Menez.
Philippe Mexes has been sent off 16 times in his career. This was his 10th Serie A dismissal, four of them straight reds. The Frenchman had also been sent for an early shower against Lazio in April 2009 when playing for Roma. With seven reds, Milan are the least disciplined side this season.
Torino hadn’t conquered Inter at San Siro in Serie A since a 1-0 result in February 1988, scraping only six draws and nine defeats over the next 27 years. The Granata hadn’t won two consecutive away fixtures in the top flight since April 1995.
Emiliano Moretti has only celebrated four Serie A career goals, his most recent being in Torino 4-1 Catania in November 2013, but two of them were against Inter. The defender also scored in Genoa’s 5-4 defeat here in April 2012.
The Nerazzurri saw their unbeaten run terminated after three wins and four draws, but Toro extended theirs to the exact same streak. This was the first time they failed to score at San Siro this season after 21 goals in nine games.
Roberto Mancini’s points average in Serie A this season is 1.11 per game compared to Walter Mazzarri’s 1.45. A tally of 26 points after 20 rounds is Inter’s worst since 1995-96.
Roma have drawn five of the last seven rounds, but extended their unbeaten run to 10. Fiorentina had lost their previous six competitive games against the Giallorossi, home and away.
Mario Gomez has now scored three goals in the last two competitive matches. This was only the German’s fifth career Serie A goal in 23 appearances.
Between League and Coppa Italia, this result interrupted a run of three consecutive Fiorentina victories, while the Viola have lost only one of the last nine Serie A rounds along with five wins and three draws.
Vincenzo Montella has never beaten Roma as a Coach, managing three draws from nine encounters in all competition.
Roma have gone behind seven times this season, but emerged with one win, four draws and only two defeats. However, each of the last six goals conceded were in the opening half-hour.
Inter and Milan lost in the same round for the third time this season, but it happened only once last term.
Juventus are unbeaten in their own stadium for two years in Serie A, dropping points only four times in 38 rounds. In all competition that run is 36 wins and eight draws.
The Old Lady match their club record set in 1966-67 by conceding only nine goals in the opening 20 rounds. The last side to achieve this was Roma in 2003-04.
Paul Pogba has found the net in each of his last four games and four times this season has broken the deadlock, including the last three in a row. Stephan Lichtsteiner celebrated his 14th 博狗网Serie A goal, the third of the current campaign. Leonardo Bonucci marked the 200th appearance in a Juventus jersey.
Juve have scored 13 goals from outside the penalty area, more than any other side in the top five European Leagues this season.
Chievo are still winless in 2015, but hadn’t lost on their travels since a 1-0 at Palermo on October 29, stringing together two wins and two draws. The Flying Donkeys have never b赌场注册网址een able to beat Juve in Turin, getting three points from 12 Serie A visits. This season the Gialloblu have failed to score in the first half in 17 out of 20 games.
Napoli have not given away a Serie A penalty in 48 rounds and counting. Empoli conceded seven spot-kicks this season, more than any other club.
Gonzalo Higuain has scored five of Napoli’s last seven Serie A goals and this was his fifth career Serie A brace. The Partenopei have won four of the last five Serie A rounds.
Genoa are without a victory in the opening four Serie A games of the calendar year for the first time since 1992. Their winless streak extended to two points from six games. The Grifone haven’t conquered the San Paolo since a 1-0 result in 2009, followed by two draws from six visits. Iago Falque has netted four times in the last five rounds, having scored just once in his entire Serie A career before that.
Napoli haven’t lost any of their last 10 games played on a Monday, picking up six wins and four stalemates.
Parma have the worst overall defence (43 goals) and the worst on home turf (20). Cesena had only one previous competitive victory this season and it was also against Parma in the opening weekend, followed by six draws and 19 defeats. The Sea Horses had never taken the Tardini in the top flight, earning just one point from three attempts, but did win here 1-0 in Serie B in 1987.
Cesena hadn’t won a Serie A away fixture since their 1-0 at Palermo on December 10 2011 with just five draws and 16 losses. The Cavallucci Marini have scored four own goals this season.
Nico Pulzetti’s fifth Serie A goal broke a drought that had lasted since Palermo 1-3 Chievo on May 22 2011. Alejandro Rodriguez has three Serie A strikes to his name and two of them are against Parma. Domenico Di Carlo had previously lost all four meetings with Roberto Donadoni.
Sampdoria, Juventus and Roma are the only sides still unbeaten on home turf this season. The Blucerchiati saw their clean sheet terminated after 251 minutes of League football. Palermo haven’t lost to Samp since a 2-0 result in 2008, followed by five wins and as many draws in all venues. The Sicilians are now without a win in three.
Cagliari hadn’t won two home games on the bounce since April 2014. Sassuolo had previously drawn all three top flight meetings with the Sardinians, home and away. The Neroverdi have just one win from seven rounds, along with four draws and two losses.
Luca Rossettini scored both his third career Serie A goal – two this season – and his second own goal after gifting Genoa in November. Duje Cop got his first Serie A goal at the second appearance.
Javier Saviola broke his Serie A duck and became the first player ever to score in six Leagues with nine different clubs. He had already netted for Verona in the Coppa Italia this season against Perugia.
Verona won two Serie A home games on the bounce for the first time since December 2013. Andrea Mandorlini has never lost to Atalanta in his coaching career, celebrating three victories and two stalemates. Guglielmo Stendardo marked his 200th top flight match.
Empoli are without victory in eight rounds, including six draws since their 2-0 over Parma on November 23. Udinese ended their winless streak after three draws and two losses. The Friulani are unbeaten in four away games (winning two), their best run since May 2013.
Antonio Di Natale scored his 202nd Serie A goal and is now just three off Roberto Baggio’s total. This was his ninth of the campaign, but the first outside the Stadio Friuli. Di Natale has put four career goals past his old club Empoli, having also bagged a brace in Week 1.
Riccardo Saponara scored his maiden Serie A goal at the ninth appearance, while it was Silvan Widmer’s second. Massimo Maccarone played his 200th competitive match in an Empoli jersey.