22 Jul Sassuolo vs. AC Milan – Football Match Report – July 21, 2020
Veteran ahead Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice within the first half to present AC Milan a 2-1 win at 10-man Sassuolo on Tuesday as they remained unbeaten for the reason that restart of the season and assured a spot within the Europa League.
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The 38-year-old acquired in entrance of his marker to go in from Hakan Calhanoglu’s cross within the 19th minute and latched on to a by means of ball earlier than rounding Andrea Consigli so as to add the second in first-half harm time.
In between, Francesco Caputo equalised from a penalty for Sassuolo, who had Mehdi Bourabia despatched off in first-half stoppage time.
Milan moved as much as fifth with 59 factors, sufficient to ensure them no less than a spot within the Europa League qualifying rounds subsequent season.
The Rossoneri additionally introduced on Tuesday that supervisor Stefano Pioli had agreed to a two 12 months extension of his contract that may maintain him with the membership till 2022.
Milan made the announcement instantly after the team received 2-1 at Sassuolo on Tuesday to increase their unbeaten run to 10 matches in all competitions and assure a spot in subsequent season’s Europa League.
Ibrahimovic, who returned for second stint in January, acquired in entrance of his marker to go in from Calhanoglu’s cross within the 19th minute.
Eighth-placed Sassuolo, themselves in the course of a powerful run, levelled three minutes earlier than halftime when Calhanoglu was judged to have dealt with following an extended VAR evaluation and Caputo transformed the penalty.
But Milan regained the lead in first-half stoppage time when Calhanoglu threaded the ball by means of to Ibrahimovic.
This time, Ibra calmly flicked the ball previous goalkeeper Consigli together with his first contact and scored into an empty internet.
Sassuolo then had Mehdi Bourabia despatched off in first-half stoppage time and had been unable to supply a lot of a risk after the break as Milan comfortably noticed out the sport.
Ismael Bennacer struck the submit for the guests and Consigli made a shocking double save from Giacomo Bonaventura.