A near empty San Siro greeted Alessio Cerci’s first Milan start in this round of 16 Coppa Italia match vs Sassuolo. Pazzini combined with the ex-Torino and Atletico man to give Milan the lead. Shortly before half time Sassuolo seemed to have equalized through a set piece (yet another!) but the goal was called off – wrongly? – for offside. Bonera started the second and replaced an apparently injured De Sciglio. The visitors replied through a penalty given for a Zapata foul. Nicola Sansone beat Abbiati to make it 1-1. The Colombian continued his poor form. Late on as the game seemed to be destined for a 90 minute tie Nigel de Jong scored after a Poli crossbar to make it 2-1. Torino or Lazio await in the next round.
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