Stefano Pioli; 100 benches with Milan: numbers; statistics; curiosities

Stefano Pioli reached 100 benches with Milan in the game against Bologna. Let’s relive the highlights of the technician’s two years at the Rossoneri

From #PioliOut to the 100 banks in Milan achieved with the match played and won in Bologna. Not even Stefano Pioli would have imagined reaching a similar milestone on October 9; 2019; the day of the announcement of his arrival on the Rossoneri bench after the dismissal of Marco Giampaolo and the non-hiring of Luciano Spalletti.

Stefano Pioli; 100 benches with Milan: numbers; statistics; curiosities
Stefano Pioli (© Getty Images)

Since that day; we can now say; the history of Milan has really changed. After a period of adjustment and the forced stop of the first lockdown in March 2020; Pioli’s Milan has become absolute protagonist in Serie A; rediscovering that competitiveness and a stable position in the first areas of the ranking that have been lost for most of the last decade.

The credit; in large part; went to the Rossoneri coach who achieved the true feat of transforming a group into a winning team capable of keeping up with the great names of the championship; empowering some of the team’s players and facing each other. the best and with a winning mindset in chronic emergencies from recurring injuries.

Immediately highlights of the 100 Pioli banks in Milan with statistics; numbers and curiosities


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The overall score and the average score.

In the 100 games in charge of Milan between Serie A; Champions League; Europa League and Coppa Italia; Pioli has achieved 58 wins; 23 draws and 19 losses with an average of 1.96 points per game. The total number of goals scored is 199; those were immediately 126 with a difference of +73 goals.

The debut and the first victory

Pioli debuted on the Milan bench on Oct 20; 2019 in the match against Lecce He played the eighth day of Serie A at the San Siro. 2-2 the final result with the Rossoneri reached in extremis by Calderoni’s goal. On the following day; the coach’s first defeat in 2-1 against Roma at the Olimpico. On October 31; on the weekday; the first victory obtained by the Milan coach in 1-0 against To sleep. Suso’s goal was decisive.

Pioli (© Getty Images)

Victory and defeat with more goals

The 0-7 victory against Torino on May 12; 2021 was the one that recorded the highest goal difference for Pioli. The worst defeat; 5-0 against Atalanta in Bergamo on December 22; 2019; a match that was a real milestone for the Rossoneri.

Positive result strips

Twenty-five They were the positive results obtained by Milan de Pioli in the lockdown post between Serie A; Coppa Italia and Europa League: from 0-0 in the CI semifinal with Juve on June 12 to 0-3 with Lille on November 5 of 2020. After the knockout with the future champions of France; began a new positive streak of 12 results; from 2-2 with Verona on November 8; 2020 to the tie with Juventus (1-3) on January 6; 2021.
From Lecce-Milan 1-4 on June 22; 2020 to Milan-Lazio 3-2 on December 22; Milan has obtained 26 consecutive useful results in Serie A

The balance with the great Serie A

The good redemption of Pioli’s Milan is confirmed by the results obtained with the great names of the championship; which improved remarkably with the arrival of the current Rossoneri coach. Below is the score against opponents. So far; negative results only with Inter.

Juventus; 6 games (with two from the Italian Cup): 2 wins; 2 draws; 2 losses
Bury; 4 matches with one of the Italian Cup (1 win; 3 losses)
Naples; 4 games (1 win; 2 draws; 1 loss)
Atalanta 5 sets (W2; D1; L2)
Lazio; 5 games (3 wins; 2 losses)
Rome; 4 games (2 wins; 1 draw; 1 loss)

The most used modules

In the first games with the Rossoneri; Pioli trusted 4-3-3. Later he opted for the 4-2-3-1; used for 84 games in various competitions even in conditions of unavailability and emergency in attack. The debut of Pioli’s favorite form at Inter Milan 4-2 with the withdrawal of Calhanoglu and the two wingers in support of Ibrahimovic; the latter alternating in the role of first forward to Rebic; Leao; Giroud and even Castillejo deployed as a center forward against Manchester United in the Europa League.

Players with the most appearances

With 89 appearances from Pioli’s 100 games on the bench; Franck kessie He has been the footballer most used by the Rossoneri coach so far. On the podium; Theo Hernandez with 86 and Gianluigi Donnaruma with 81. Completing the top five; Hakan Calhanoglu (74) and Alessio Romagnoli (70).

Kessie e Romagnoli (© Getty Images)

Players with the most goals

With 30 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions; Zlatan Ibrahimovic he is the terrorist of the two-year period with Pioli. Swedish is followed by Rebic (25 goals; 70 appearances); Calhanoglu (19 goals; 74 games); Kessie (18 goals; 86 appearances); Leao (16 goals in 79 appearances) e Hernandez (15 goals in 86 appearances). The last of two digits is Diaz with 11 goals

The records of Pioli Milan

In the two-year period with Pioli on the bench; Milan also achieved some records. Last season; the Rossoneri won 16 away games in 19-game Serie A. The only teams unscathed against Milan were Spezia and Lazio; both 3-0 winners and Genoa (2-2). With 16 of 19 victories; AC Milan set a European record by beating Real Madrid and Manchester City.

With 25 points out of 27 available in the first nine days In Serie A 2021-22; Pioli’s Milan set a club record by scoring the most points in Rossoneri history since the arrival of 3 points per win.

The cited series of 26 consecutive useful results in the league from June to December 2020; it allowed AC Milan to enter the top ten of the longest positive series in the history of Serie A. The record is for Capello’s Milan (58); followed by Juve de Conte (48) and Fiorentina by Bernardini (40 years).

Steps close to the top ten of Milan’s coaches with the most appearances

With the 100 Rossonero banks; Pioli approaches the top ten of Milan’s coaches with the most appearances. The tenth place is occupied by Alberto Zaccheroni with 125 appearances. Barring sensational setbacks; Pioli will surpass him in 2022. The record is for Nereo Rocco (459) followed by Ancelotti (420); Viani (376); Capello (300); Liedholm (280); Sacchi (220); Busini (193); Allegri (178); Banas (173).


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