Serie A: Pioli Queries AC Milan Home Defeat To Sassuolo

By Chimezie Nebolisa

AC Milan coach, Stefano Pioli has queried his team following their 5-2 heavy defeat to Sassuolo in their Serie A clash.

Sassuolo first went 2-0 up in the 19th and 22nd minutes thanks to goals by Gregoire Defrel and Davide Frattesi.

Olivier Giroud pulled one back for AC Milan three minutes later, but Domenico Berardi restored the visiting side’s two-goal lead in the 30th minute.

Armand Lauriente and Matheus Henrique scored in the 47th and 79th minute respectively to further dent AC Milan’s title hopes, and Divock Origi scored AC Milan’s second goal of the game in the 81st minute.

In an interview after the game, Pioli said: “Disappointment, and with disappointment, we don’t go that far. The latest performances see us in difficulty, this must push me to understand that certain situations need to be improved and faced differently. Our goal will be to reach the Champions League, this will be our goal.”

AC Milan are in fourth position in the Serie A standings and face Inter Milan next in a derby on February 5 at the San Siro Stadium.