Notes On A Record Breaking 2-1 Win At Sassuolo

Right from kickoff Leao ran through the defense assisted by Calhanoglu to score what was to be the fastest goal in Serie A history recorded at 6.2 seconds.
Minutes later Calhanoglu scored from a good Leao cross and cut back but a lengthy VAR interruption ruled that Saelemaekers was marginally offside near the center circle some 10 seconds before in the build up. VAR’s mission to rule on clear and obvious errors looks like a waste of resources.
A counter started by Diaz was cleverly played up the right wing with Tonali looking to avoid an offside call leaving it for Theo, it was then finished by Saelemaekers from Theo’s cross.
Krunic and Hauge made appearances in the second, the former at half time for Tonali, as the game went on without too many clear cut chances for either team for much of the second. Donnarumma and Andrea Consigli each made a good save.
Kessie got a yellow to rule him out of the upcoming midweek match versus Lazio.
The – infamous to Milan fans – Berardi got one back when he scored from a freekick in a good position. Hauge should have done better in the wall and not opened the path for the ball.

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