Milan Will Gun for Record after Tying Fastest Start in History of the Club

With yesterday’s win over Torino, Milan tied their best start in Serie A. They have slowed down only against Juventus so far. Only once before they had collected 28 points in the first ten matches. It happened in 1954-1955 with the legendary coach Bela Guttmann at the helm. The Rossoneri ended up winning the Scudetto at the end of last season.

The last success allowed Stefano Pioli to outdo himself compared to the previous season. As a matter of fact, Milan had begun with eight wins and two ties in the first ten domestic games. He also surpassed Fabio Capello’s 1992-1993 squad and Nils Lidholm’s 1964-1965 one. Out of the trio, only the team in the early ’90s managed to win the title.

Staying undefeated through ten rounds generally bodes well for the Rossoneri. Capello and Carlo Ancelotti both did it, although by sharing the spoils three times, in 1992-1993 and 2003-2004. And they triumphed at the end of the season.

Milan will have the chance to set a new club’s record Sunday against Roma. Curiously enough, Guttman’s streak also came to an end at the Stadio Olimpico because of a 2-1 loss. The Giallorossi already denied Napoli of the same opportunity with the recent nil-nil draw.

Olivier Giroud solved the Torino contest with an early goal. According to Sky Sport’s tally, he is the tenth different Milan player to decide a game so far. It is a stark difference from last year, when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the key guy in almost all the initial victories.