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AC Milan penalty king: Kessie’s impressive record

01:39 GMT+3 06/10/2019
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The Cote d’Ivoire ace scored against the Red and Blues, but how has he fared as I Rossoneri’s go-to penalty-taker?
Franck Kessie scored a penalty as AC Milan recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Genoa in Saturday’s Italian top-flight clash.

Krzysztof Piatek's replacement Rafael Leao forced a handball from Davide Biraschi, and a penalty was awarded following a VAR check.

The Cote d’Ivoire international made no mistake from 12 yards to fire past goalkeeper Andrei Radu.

With that, he has converted nine of the 10 penalties he has taken in Serie A, while four of his last six goals in the Italian top-flight are from the penalty mark.

His only penalty miss in Italy’s elite division came during Milan’s 3-2 triumph over Chievo on March 18, 2018.

Going by this, Kessie has firmly established himself as I Rossoneri’s chief penalty taker this season and the midfielder has hardly disappointed when called upon.

His goal at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris marks his first of the season, and he would be hoping to get on target when his team welcomes Lecce to San Siro after the international break.

Marco Giampaolo's men are 11th in Serie A log with nine points after seven league outings.