STUNNED: Essien plays in Milan defeat at San Siro


Sassuolo came from behind to record a famous 2-1 win at AC Milan in Serie A at San Siro on Tuesday.

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien played 65 minutes while compatriot Sulley Muntari was an unused substitute.

Milan’s pressure in the early stages of the game paid off after they took the lead in nine minutes when Andrea Poli converted from close range following a mix-up inside the Sassuolo box.

Both sides struggled for chances in the early stages of the second period, with a couple of long-range free kicks from Riccardo Montolivo just about as close as either side came to adding to the scoring.

It was the visitors that took the lead after 68 minutes, however, when Simone Zaza converted a Berardi cross to send Sassulo 2-1 ahead at the San Siro.

The result has moved Sassuolo into 10th position, while Milan remain seventh, two points off the top four.

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