Milan are the sole Serie A leaders for the first time in 10 months after their best start to a season since 2003-04.
It has created a fascinating situation in the top four, with Milan on 38 points, Inter 37, Napoli 36 and Atalanta 34.
The last time Stefano Pioli’s men were alone at the top of the table was February 13, ahead of their surprise defeat to Spezia.
Inter then beat Lazio to take the leadership and ended up running away with the Scudetto, 12 points clear of their city rivals.
Meanwhile, Milan have earned 38 points in the opening 16 rounds, their best start to a Serie A season since 2003-04, when they went on to win the Scudetto.
At this stage in the 2020-21 campaign, the Diavolo had 37 points in the league table, so have improved their tally by one.
— La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) December 4, 2021