Notes On Three Points Thrown Away Versus Sassuolo
Ibra, Hernendez and Bennacer missed this game with knocks and muscle fatigue.
Sassuolo had the first best chance when Jeremie Boga’s shot was pushed into corner.
Neither team dominated and most balls were wasted or lost before the final shot. As Milan seemed to get more of the ball the goal finally arrived.
On one of the many attempts to get into Sassuolo’s box Hakan found himself with some space and curled the ball into the very far corner, the ball just made into the goal. The hard working Saelemaekers provided the assist.
Dalot made a crucial block to stop Milan killer Domenico Berardi from equalizing as the game headed into half time. The Portuguese had a good half on the left side.
Right after half time another counter attack chance was unconverted. Sassuolo were certainly not shy of pushing forward.
The play was mostly open with both teams making unsuccessful attempts on goal. Saelemaekers forced a Andrea Consigli punching save from one such attempt. Calhanoglu did the same.
Rebic and Calhanoglu came off for Mandzukic and Krunic but Sassuolo scored soon after. The ball found a wide open Jeremy Toljan on Milan’s left side, his speculative shot found Giacomo Raspadori deep in the busy Milan box. The player was open and diverted the ball into goal from close range.
Milan seemed to collapse and the same player scored again, question marks further up the pitch and inside the box as well.
A triple sub followed with Castillejo, Kalulu and Diaz coming on from Saelemaekers, Calabria and Meite.
A back pass handled by Consigli gave Milan a freekick inside the Sassuolo box but it was not converted.
The game ended 1-2 in the Milan rain and with it the chances of a top 4 finish were endangered.