(IN THE PHOTO: Bonaventura in action versus Sassuolo) 
MILAN – Ahead of Tuesday’s last-16 TIM Cup match between Milan-Sassuolo, we take a look at the previous cup encounters between the two sides at the San Siro, the players from the past and the present and the form of the two sides.MILAN-SASSUOLO: there have been no previous matches between the two sides in the Italian Cup. All of the previous encounters between Milan and Sassuolo at the San Siro have come in Serie A. The first took place on the 18th of May 2014 (the last match of the 2013-14 season) and saw Milan run out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Muntari and De Jong. The second was earlier this month, the 6th of January 2015, in the first match of the new year. On that occasion the neroverdi were victorious after strikes from Sansone and Zaza cancelled out Andrea Poli’s early opener for the rossoneri.FORMER PLAYERS:Sassuolo: Francesco Acerbi (at Milan for half of the 2012/2013 season).Milan: Michael Agazzi (at Sassuolo in the 2006/2007 season), Andrea Poli (at Sassuolo in the 2008/2009 season)The following have coached both sides: Massimiliano Allegri (at Sassuolo in the 2007/2008 season, at Milan from 2010 to January 2014).  CURIOUS FACT: Andrea Poli scored the rossoneri’s first goal of the new-year in Milan-Sassuolo at the start of the month. It was also the midfielder’s first goal of the season and it took his overall goal tally with the rossoneri jersey to 3. The Italian netted twice last season and is now off the mark for the 2014-15 season.MILAN’S LAST 5 MATCHES IN THE TIM CUP:Season 2013/14. Milan-Udinese 1-2  Quarter FinalsSeason 2013/14. Milan-Spezia 3-1  Last-16Season 2012/13. Juventus-Milan 2-1  Quarter FinalsSeason 2012/13. Milan-Reggina 3-0  Last-16Season 2011/12. Juventus-Milan 2-2 (aet)  Semi Finals (second-leg)SASSUOLO’S LAST 5 MATCHES IN THE TIM CUP:Season 2014/15. Sassuolo-Pescara 1-0  Fourth-RoundSeason 2014/15. Sassuolo-Cittadella 4-1  Third-RoundSeason 2013/14. Atalanta-Sassuolo 2-0  Fourth-RoundSeason 2013/14. Novara-Sassuolo 1-3 (aet)  Third-RoundSeason 2012/13. Catania-Sassuolo 1-0  Third-Round