AC Milan (AP) – AC Milan suffered their second consecutive Serie A loss on Sunday after beating Sassuolo at San Siro on Sunday after almost a third of the season unbeaten.
Alessio Romanoli led AC Milan, but it took just three minutes for Gianluca Scamakka to equalize. Simon Chiar also led Sassuolo with his own goal.
Domenico Berardi then increased Sassuolo’s advantage and Romanoli was shown a red card 13 minutes from time.
The loss to AC Milan means that Napoli could take a three-point lead if they beat Lazio later. Third-placed Inter Milan are just one point behind Saturday’s win over Venice.
Milan lost 4-3 at Fiorentina last weekend, but then Atletico Madrid won the Champions League.
Rossoneri’s list of injuries is still long, but he was greeted by goalkeeper Mike Mainyan, who underwent wrist surgery earlier than expected.
In the 21st minute, Milan took the lead with a corner kick shortened and the ball bounced off Romanoli.
But Sassuolo equalized almost immediately with a powerful shot from Scamakka in the upper right corner.
And on the 33rd the revolution ended. Theo Hernandez led the offside attempt and came out on top of Scamakka, who was deflected by Mainyan, but the ball bounced off Kyar and hit the post.
It was a poor Milan game and the Rossoneri improved at the start of the second half, but in the 66th minute Berardi deceived Romagnoli and gave Sassuolo the lead after a corner kick by Mainya.
Romanoli’s day worsened as AC Milan captain Sassuolo was sent off 11 minutes later for a rugby-like challenge.