(IN THE PHOTO: Alex in action at the Mapei Stadium)
MILAN – The round 28 Serie A match between Sassuolo-Milan ended 2-0 in favour of the Neroverdi on Sunday afternoon. The Rossoneri came charging out of the blocks and enjoyed the bulk of the chances, with Bonaventura, Honda and Antonelli all working the Sassuolo goalkeeper in the opening exchanges.However, it was Sassuolo who found the opener against the run of play on 27 minutes when a well-worked Berardi corner made its way to the edge of the area where Duncan was there to fire a rocket past Donnarumma. Sassuolo’s opener knocked the wind out of Milan’s sails and the Neroverdi closed out the first half on the up and emerged after the break in determined mood, and on 72 minutes, Sansone added the second turning in a Vrsaljko pull-back.The Neroverdi ended the match in 10 men after Defrel was given his marching orders for two yellow cards, but Milan were unable to find a way back into the contest and fell to a 2-0 defeat. Here are the stats to emerge from the match at the Mapei:100 – by leading the side out on Sunday afternoon, Mattia De Sciglio reached the impressive milestone of 100 appearances for the Rossoneri.21/11/2015 – the date of Milan’s last loss in Serie A away from home. On that occasion, the Rossoneri were defeated by Juventus in Turin.+5 – the number of points more collected by Milan from the past 9 matches compared to the opening 9 of the season.