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Sunday November 20 2016
Serie A Week 13: Did You Know?

Suso flies the Spanish flag in Milan, Atalanta all-time record, Moise Kean makes history and Napoli shatter two taboos in Susy Campanale's stats round-up.

Suso was the first Spaniard to score in a Derby della Madonnina since Luis Suarez for Inter in 1962 and he achieved it the day after his 23rd birthday.

The last Milan player to bag a brace in this fixture was Zlatan Ibrahimovic in May 2012. Suso contributed to eight goals this term, scoring four and assisting as many, but until now never in a home match.

Antonio Candreva broke his Serie A duck in an Inter jersey after his 38th shot in 13 different games. Ivan Perisic has scored four goals in his last five Serie A home matches.

Inter have picked up an extra nine points by fighting back from trailing situations this season, more than any other club, and scored six of their total 18 goals in the final 15 minutes.

Milan had until now won all eight games after opening the scoring. It was only Vincenzo Montella’s second draw of the campaign after a 0-0 at Fiorentina. Milan’s last domestic draw was a 3-3 thriller with Frosinone on May 1.

Stefano Pioli is the third Inter Coach to make his debut in the Milan Derby. The others were Roberto Mancini and Camillo Achilli, but none of them managed a victory. Pioli has beaten Milan only twice in his management career, both at Lazio in January 2015, along with five draws and eight defeats in all competition.

This was the 165th Derby della Madonnina in Serie A with 61 Inter victories, 53 draws and 51 Milan successes. The Rossoneri are unbeaten as ‘hosts’ since a 1-0 result in October 2012, managing two wins and as many stalemates.

Mauro Icardi has found the net against every club currently in Serie A – except for Milan and Inter. Carlos Bacca’s goal drought extended to six rounds.

Juventus striker Moise Kean made history as the first Serie A player born in this Millennium (February 28, 2000). It’s not a European record, because Vincent Thill (born February 4, 2000) played in Ligue 1 for Metz on September 21.

The Bianconeri celebrated their 23rd Serie A home win on the bounce, just two shy of the all-time record set from August 2013 to December 2014.

Hernanes has faced Pescara three times, scoring two goals with two assists. For the first time in his Serie A career, Sami Khedira contributed a goal and assist in the same match. The German international hadn’t found the net for seven games.

Pescara have visited Juventus 10 times in all competition, emerging with only a single 1-1 draw in February 1989 and never a clean sheet. The Delfini lost their last five meetings with Juve, home and away in all competition, since a shock 5-1 victory in May 1993.

This was Pescara’s fifth consecutive defeat and they haven’t scored in 376 minutes of football. Max Allegri was Massimo Oddo’s Coach at Milan in 2010-11, winning the Scudetto.

Lorenzo Insigne ended his Serie A goal drought after 17 games, seven months and 1,136 minutes of football. His only previous top flight brace was away to Milan in October 2015.

Napoli hadn’t won away to Udinese since a 5-0 triumph in 2007, managing four draws from eight attempts. Gigi Del Neri has lost all three encounters with Maurizio Sarri. The Friulani hadn’t conceded 21 goals in the opening 13 rounds for the last 15 years.

Atalanta set a new all-time Serie A club record of 25 points after 13 rounds. The Bergamo boys remain the form team of the last eight rounds with 22 points, followed by Juventus on 21, Lazio 18 and Milan 17.

Nobody in Europe’s top five leagues has received as many penalties as Roma this season – seven. They were all successfully converted. The Giallorossi haven’t beaten Atalanta since November 2014, managing just two points from four attempts, home and away.

Luciano Spalletti’s side had avoided defeat in their last nine games between Serie A and the Europa League.

There have been 21 goals in the last seven top flight meetings between Sampdoria and Sassuolo, home and away.

Fabio Quagliarella celebrated his 100th Serie A goal in 343 games. His first was in Ascoli 1-0 Treviso on December 21, 2005. Sampdoria hadn’t enjoyed three consecutive home victories in Serie A since September 2015. Luis Muriel hadn’t bagged a brace since August 2015 and it was his fourth in Italy’s top flight.

Despite Federico Ricci and Antonino Ragusa getting their debut top flight goals, and 12 different players finding the net this season, Sassuolo fell to a fourth consecutive defeat. It’s their worst run since March 2015.

The Neroverdi had never previously lost away to Samp in Serie A, emerging with two wins and a draw. Eusebio Di Francesco’s men are without a win in seven competitive matches, managing three stalemates. They are nine points worse off than at this stage last season.

Torino had only ever conquered Crotone in Calabria once before, 1-0 in the 2000-01 Serie B season, along with three draws and as many defeats in all competition.

The Granata have 22 points after 13 rounds, their best start since 1976-77.

Crotone have kept a clean sheet by half-time in five of their last six games. However, the Sharks have also fumbled 14 points by conceding second half goals this season. Adem Ljajic had his 200th Serie A appearance.

Andrea Belotti is the only player in Europe’s top five leagues to have scored at least three left-footed, right-footed and headed goals this season. Il Gallo is the most decisive player in Serie A, his goals earning 12 points.

Fiorentina have won four of their last five trips to Empoli. Federico Bernardeschi has scored four in his last five Serie A appearances. Josip Ilicic had until now had the most shots for a player who hadn’t yet scored, but broke through with a brace.

Empoli had never lost the Tuscan Derby by four clear goals and had previously found the net in each of their last five encounters with Fiorentina, home and away. They last fired blanks in a 1-0 Coppa Italia defeat at the Stadio Franchi in October 2010.

The last side to score four goals at the Stadio Castellani in Serie A was Cagliari, a 4-0 result in October 2014. For the first time this season, Empoli gave away a penalty.

Massimo Gobbi’s last Serie A goal was in Parma 2-2 Fiorentina, September 30 2013, so the Chievo full-back ended a 100-game drought. He hadn’t even managed a shot on target until May 4, 2015 – which was also against Cagliari.

Chievo have found the net in all seven of their home games this season, but were without a victory here since September 21 against Sassuolo, picking up one point from three attempts. Cagliari have never conquered the Bentegodi in the top flight, emerging with six draws from 11 attempts.

Lazio have found the net with 13 different players this season, more than any other club. Stefan Radu marked his 200th Serie A game. Lucas Biglia hadn’t scored for 15 rounds, which was also a spot-kick, while Wallace got his maiden Serie A strike.

So far this term, Simone Inzaghi’s men have never lost after taking the lead, coming away with seven wins and one draw. The Aquile had until last season lost eight meetings with Genoa on the bounce, home and away, but this was their second consecutive victory.

Genoa received the sixth red card of the campaign, consolidating their status as the least-disciplined side in the division. The Grifone have lost four of the last five away matches, interrupted only by victory in Bologna.

It’s the first time in 14 months that Lazio have won the first Serie A game back after a break for international duty. They are unbeaten in eight rounds (winning five) and with 25 points after 13 rounds it’s their best start for six years.

Palermo fell to their sixth consecutive defeat, equalling the all-time club record in Serie A set in 1957. Ilija Nestorovski was again on target, contributing seven of their 10 goals this season. Bologna ended a seven-round winless streak, drawing four.

Mattia Destro scored the first Bologna header of the season. Now every team in Serie A has at least one goal nodded in.

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