Michael Essien and AC Milan were stunned on the road by Fiorentina in the Italian Serie A on Monday night as the home side came from a goal down to win the game at the Sadio Franchi on Monday night.
The Ghanaian midfielder was handed a rare start in the game and went on to play 90 minutes before he was replaced by Pazzini.
AC Milan whore were unbeaten away at Fiorentina since November 2005 put the home side under an early pressure with Michael Essien bossing the Milan midfield.
Home side Fiorentina gradually grew into the game and despite getting very close to goal from time to time in the first half, both clubs could not break the deadlock as they went into the interval goalless.
The home side controlled possession earlier on in the second half but it was AC Milan who scored the opener against the run of play.
Giacomo Bonaventura shot was directed into the back of the net by Mattia Destro putting Essien and his side 1-0 up.
Fiorentina finally made their dominance in the second half of the game count scoring two goals in the space of six minutes in the final ten of regular time to win the game by two goals to one.
Gonzalo Rodriguez equalized Destro’s opener for Fiorentina before Joaquin grabbed the winner for the home side to deny Essien and co anything from the game.
Ghanaian player Sulley Muntari did not play a part in the defeat for Milan against Fiorentina.
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