Stats: Inter Milan's 19th Scudetto, Lionel Messi 28 - 27 Cristiano Ronaldo

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Another great weekend of football, another great collection of numbers to sort through. Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and Sevilla FC all won in La Liga. Only two points separate the top three, and if Sevilla win their game in hand, make that three points separating the top four. In Ligue 1, Lyon's thrilling win at AS Monaco means the top two have opened a small gap -- Lille lead PSG by a solitary point. In the Premier League, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur all won comfortably. And then there was the match that didn't kick off -- Manchester United vs .Liverpool postponed after a fan protest outside, and inside, Old Trafford.

The biggest news of the weekend, though, came from Italy, where Atalanta's 1-1 draw at Sassuolo meant Inter Milan were crowned champions of Serie A.

Serie A


This was Anonio Conte's fourth Serie A title, which puts him at par with Carlo Carcano for fifth most all-time. The four managers above him? Fabio Capello and Marcelo Lippi with five, Massimiliano Allegri with six, and Giovanni Trapattoni with seven.

He is also just the second manager to win with Inter and Juventus, something that only Trapattoni had done previously.


Inter's title means that Juventus' streak of nine consecutive titles has come to an end. It had been the longest in the history of Europe's top five leagues.


This was Inter's first Scudetto in 11 seasons. They last won with Jose Mourinho as head coach in 2009-10.


Since that Mourinho win, each of the last 11 Scudetti have been won by Italian managers (Conte x4, Allegri x6, Sarri x1).


This was the 19th title in Inter's history. That makes them the second-most successful club in Italy, breaking a tie with great rivals AC Milan. The only team with more? Juventus, with 36.


Romelu Lukaku has been instrumental to Inter's success. In fact, he is the first player to record 20+ goals and 10+ assists in a single Serie A season since 2004/05 (when such data collection started). The only other player with 20+ goals and 10+ assist in the top five European leagues this season is Tottenham's Harry Kane (21 G, 13 A).

In case you were wondering, Cristiano Ronaldo has done this five times since 2010-11. The only player to have done it more times in that period? Lionel Messi, with 9.

La Liga


Atletico Madrid have now kept 17 clean sheets in league play this season. That is the most in La Liga and is tied for second-most among clubs in Europe's top five leagues (tied with PSG and Chelsea. Only Lille and Manchester City have more -- both 18)

Ronaldo-Messi watch

A brace each for Ronaldo and Messi means there's plenty for this section this time around.


Juventus are hanging on to third place by a thread (lead AC Milan by goal difference, and Napoli by two points). A Ronaldo team has never finished outside the top three in a league season.


This was Ronaldo's ninth multi-goal game in Serie A this season, tied with Robert Lewandowski for second-most across Europe's top five leagues. Only Erling Haaland has more, with 10.

28 vs 27

Messi has 28 league goals now (leads La Liga by seven), while Ronaldo has 27 league goals now (leads Serie A by six). Only one footballer in Europe's top five league goals has more, quite a bit more. Lewandowski leads the race for the European Golden Shoe with 36.


Messi has now scored 31 goals in 36 games against Valencia. The other teams that Messi has scored 30+ goals against are Sevilla (38) and Atletico Madrid (32).

56 vs 57

Messi has now scored 56 direct free-kick goals (50 for club and 6 for country). Ronaldo has 57 such goals (47 for club, 10 for country).

(Stats courtesy ESPN's Stats & Information Group)