Published on: 04 October 2022

The 8th round of Serie A TIM 2022/2023 has come to an end. Here are some statistics and interesting facts about the matches played (Opta data):

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa has become the first Napoli’s player to have scored 2+ goals in the opening 15 minutes of a single Serie A match since Daniel Fonseca, on January 16th, 1994, against Cremonese.

Antonio Sanabria has scored his 50th goal in the Big-5 European Leagues: 17 for Real Betis, 11 for Sporting de Gijón, nine for Genoa and 13 for Torino.

Roma have won against Inter for the first time in Serie A since February 2017 (since then 10 games winless), also in that case at Meazza.

Federico Dimarco has scored his first goal for Inter at San Siro in Serie A after 21 home games for the Nerazzurri in the competition.

Empoli-AC Milan is the fourth game in the Serie A history with three goals scored since the 90th minute of play onwards, after Perugia-Reggiana (5 January 1997), Bologna-Napoli (2 November 1997) and Fiorentina-Lazio (9 January 2016).

Rafael Leão is one of the only four players to have both scored 4+ goals and delivered 4+ assists in the big-5 European leagues this season, along Lionel Messi, Neymar and Dango Ouattara.

Lazio have conceded only five goals in the current Serie A campaign, in the three points for a win era only in 2001/02 they conceded maximum five goals after their first eight games in a single season.

Alessio Romagnoli is one of the only two defenders that have scored in each of the last seven Serie A campaigns, with Leonardo Bonucci.

Before Raffaele Palladino, the last coach to win his first two Serie A games in charge of a newly promoted side was Roberto Donadoni, with Livorno in 2005.

Fabio Quagliarella joined Roberto Mancini (541 appearances) in 9th place in the ranking of players with the most games in Serie A history.

Daniel Ciofani (37 years and 63 days) is the oldest Cremonese's scorer in Serie A. He is also the oldest player to score in the current Serie A campaign.

Gabriel Strefezza has scored 43% of Lecce’s goals in Serie A this season (three of the seven goals scored by the Giallorossi in this campaign).

Atalanta have won 20 points after the first eight Serie A matches this season: the Dea had never collected so many points after the first eight Serie A games in a single season of the Italian top flight.

This is only the second time that Atalanta have remained undefeated after their first eight top-flight games of the season after the 2000/01 season (W5 D3), when Giovanni Vavassori sat on the bench.

Dusan Vlahovic and Arkadiusz Milik have scored five goals each against Bologna in Serie A, against no team they have done better.

Udinese have so far gained 19 points and scored 17 goals this season: these are both records for the Friulians after eight Serie A games of the season.

Josh Doig is one of four Verona defenders to have scored in two Serie A home matches in a row since the 2000s, after Massimo Oddo, Federico Dimarco and Marco Davide Faraoni.

(Photo LaPresse)