MN: Mistake-laden performance punished as history repeats itself – response needed against Shevchenko’s Genoa

By Oliver Fisher -

If AC Milan could count themselves a tad unlucky to have been beaten against Fiorentina given the balance of play, there was no bad luck about the 3-1 defeat to Sassuolo today.

For the second season running, Sassuolo showed up to San Siro and responded to a first half goal by overturning the deficit to leave with three points. MilanNews writes how the Rossoneri played badly and deservedly lost against the Neroverdi who were simply more effective on the ball.

The starting line-up cannot really be questioned as the only true ‘reserve’ options fielded were Alessio Romagnoli (given Tomori’s injury) and Tiemoue Bakayoko, but there was a worrying mental collapse after Scamacca’s equaliser. After that goal Pioli’s disappeared from the pitch, unable to string passes together, eventually walking off the field after a ‘superficial’ performance.

It could be the case that a lot of mental and physical energy was used in Madrid to win against Atletico Madrid, but one of the beauties of the chaotic schedule is that we will get a clearer picture in three days on Wednesday against Genoa. Indeed, Milan must resume their Scudetto hunt against their old friend Shevchenko.

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