AC Milan 1-2 Sassuolo: Rossoneri’s slim chance of catching Inter in Serie A race takes a big hit

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AC Milan 1-2 Sassuolo: Rossoneri’s slim chance of catching Inter Milan at the top of Serie A takes a big hit as Gianluca Raspadori scores double late after Hakan Calhanoglu gave the home side the lead in San Siro

  • AC Milan were beaten 2-1 at home against Sassuolo in an attempt to improve their Serie A chances.
  • De Rossoneri took the lead via Hakan Calhanoglu’s brilliant curling iron in the first half
  • Sassuolo younger Gianluca Raspadori scored a late brace to turn the tables
  • Inter Milan can now extend their lead over the Serie A top against Spezia to 12 points

The slim hopes for AC Milan’s Serie A title faded further as they dropped to a 2-1 home defeat against Sassuolo on Wednesday.

Without injured top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Milan struggled to take down the visitors early on, but something special from Hakan Calhanoglu gave them a lead after half an hour.

However, two goals in seven minutes of the second half turned the game upside down, both by substitute Giacomo Raspadori, as he earned Sassuolo a surprise victory.

AC Milan took another blow to their Serie A title by losing 2-1 to Sassuolo at home

The Rossoneri took the lead when Hakan Calhanoglu broke in a brilliant first half opener

The Rossoneri took the lead when Hakan Calhanoglu broke in a brilliant first half opener

On the day Milan had to withdraw from the proposed European Super League, a damaging defeat means they are second in the standings, nine points behind leader Inter Milan.

Antonio Conte’s they will play Spezia later on Wednesday, with a top-four finish far from guaranteed.

Sassuolo's Gianluca Raspadori scored twice in the last seven minutes to take a shocking win

Sassuolo’s Gianluca Raspadori scored twice in the last seven minutes to take a shocking win

The injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic watched with disappointment as Milan remained second

The injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic watched with disappointment as Milan remained second

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