AC Milan 2-5 Sassuolo: Stefano Pioli’s side are without a win in four league games as they suffer embarrassing defeat at home to struggling Sassuolo with Domenico Berardi scoring and providing three assists
- AC Milan suffered another setback as they were beaten 5-2 by Sassuolo
- Gregoire Defrel and Davide Fratessi scored before Olivier Giroud got a goal back
- Domenico Berardi, Armand Lauriente and Matheus Henrique added to the lead
- Divock Origi got a goal back for Milan, but they failed to win the league again
- Milan are in fourth place in Serie A, while Sassuolo have now moved up to 16th
AC Milan were humbled 5-2 at home by lowly Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday, suffering a fourth defeat in five matches to pile pressure on manager Stefano Pioli.
The Italian champions are fourth in the standings with 38 points, one ahead of Lazio and Roma, who play later on Sunday. Sassuolo are 16th.
Sassuolo’s first goal came against the run of play after 19 minutes when Domenico Berardi sent a cross into the box and an unmarked Gregoire Defrel tapped in.
Domenico Berardi celebrates after his goal put Sassuolo 3-1 up against AC Milan in Serie A
Rafael Leao (left) and Olivier Giroud (right) look dejected as AC Milan were beaten
Gregoire Defrel put Sassuolo in the lead against Milan as he scored in the 19th minute
The Sassuolo players celebrate after Davide Frattesi’s goal put them 2-0 up versus Milan
Davide Frattesi doubled the lead two minutes later when he hammered a low shot into the net.
Olivier Giroud pulled one back for Milan in the 24th minute, heading Davide Calabria’s cross into the top corner, but Berardi quickly restored Sassuolo’s two-goal lead.
Giroud got a goal back for Milan with his effort in the 24th minute making it 2-1
A penalty from Armand Lauriente early in the second half made it 4-1 to Sassuolo
Matheus Henrique scored for Betis as his side inflicted further damage on Milan
AC Milan: Tatarusanu, Calabria, Kalulu, Gabbia, Hernandez, Krunic (Pobega 71), Tonali, Saelemaekers (Messias 70), De Ketelaere (Leao 46), Rebic (Origi 71), Giroud
Subs: Diaz, Vasquez, Ballo, Kjaer, Mirante, Adli, Thiaw, Vrancx
Goals: Giroud 24, Origi 81
Booked: Calabria, Gabbia, Krunic, Tonali, Giroud, Rebic
Sassuolo: Consigli, Rogerio, Erlic, Ruan, Marchizza (Kiriakopoulos 46), Fratessi (Thorstvedt 77), Obiang, Berardi, Traore, Lauriente (Alvarez 76), Defrel (Henrique 76)
Subs: D’Andrea, Lopez, Ferrari, Ceide, Harroui, Pegolo, Russo
Goals: Defrel 19, Frattesi 21, Berardi 30, Lauriente 47 (pen), Henrique 79
Booked: Ruan, Obiang, Frattesi, Berardi, Kiriakopoulos
Milan’s woes continued in the second half when Armand Lauriente converted a penalty two minutes after the interval and Matheus Henrique added the fifth 11 minutes from time.
Divock Origi grabbed Milan’s second goal with a well-placed strike from the edge of the box in the 81st minute.
Substitute Divock Origi got a goal back for Milan but Sassuolo still took all three points
It was another frustrating result for AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli as his side were beaten
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