AC Milan's ambition to turn their luck around in 2014 and keeping their previous victory going suffered a heavy blow as the Rossoneri received shock defeat over struggling Sassuolo's side on Sunday. Facing a team that are in much more problems that they are, Milan were looking really dominant early on and that was proven when Massimiliano Allegri's went one goal up after just nine minutes through Robinho and things were looking really comfortable for the away side when Mario Balotelli extended their lead with his finish on 13 minutes.
However, a clumsy defending on 15 minutes really cost Milan as Sassuolo managed to reduce the damage with a fine finish from Domenico Berardi. The young Italian striker, turned to be a menace for Rossoneri as another poor defensive display allowed Berardi to snatch a shocking equalizing goal on 28 minutes. Shortly afterwards, in another bizarre situation, the home side out of nowhere suddenly turned things around with Berardi completing his hat trick on 41 minutes.
Milan's back line can't seem to have any answer for Berardi as another poor defensive display early in the second half allowing the Italy under 21 star a crack at goal and bagged his fourth in that math. Rossoneri tried their best in getting back into that tie and they can consider themselves unlucky for missing several chances, before substitue, Riccardo Montolivo pulled one goal back on 86 minutes. The away side should have got back on level terms, but they were simply unlucky to hit the bar twice and had several chances saved by the opponent's goalie as Sassuolo hanging on to their surprise victory.