AC Milan have been thumped 5-2 at dwelling by Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday, struggling a fourth defeat in 5 matches to pile up the strain on supervisor Stefano Pioli.
Anger flared all through the match as frustration grew, with 11 yellow playing cards being proven, seven to Milan gamers and 4 to the guests.
The Italian champions are fourth within the desk with 38 factors, one forward of Lazio and Roma, who play afterward Sunday. Sassuolo is ranked sixteenth.
“I feel disappointed, but we don’t walk away disappointed,” Pioli instructed Sky Sport Italia.
“Recent performances present that we’re struggling, it ought to immediate me to know which conditions should be improved and tackled in another way.
“Our scudetto will secure a place in the Champions League this season, that is the aim.”
Olivier Giroud thought he had given Milan the lead within the eighth minute, however his celebration was minimize brief after VAR dominated him offside.
Sassuolo’s first objective got here after 19 minutes when Domenico Berardi despatched a cross into the field and an unmarked Grégoire Defrel tapped in.
David Fratsi doubled the lead two minutes later when he fired a low shot into the online.
Giroud pulled one again for Milan within the twenty fourth minute, heading Davide Calabria’s cross into the highest nook, however Berardi rapidly restored Sassuolo’s two-goal lead.
Ante Rebic had a superb probability to attain in stoppage time of the primary half, however his volley was saved by Sassuolo keeper Andrea Consigli.
Milan’s woes continued within the second half when Armand Lorient transformed a penalty two minutes after the interval and Mathias Heinrich added a fifth 11 minutes from time.
Milan scored their second via VAR within the 54th minute when a set piece discovered an unmarked Rebic contained in the field, who tapped it into the online.
Divock Origi netted Milan’s second objective within the 81st minute with a well-placed strike from the sting of the field.
Milan will face Inter within the Milan derby on February 5.
“We will make the best decision to recover from this moment. Next week is the derby, we want to react and emerge from this negative situation,” Pioli mentioned.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS