Sassuolo took revenge on Milan this Wednesday, which the day before he had accused of a “Stadium Coup” for being one of the founding partners of the failed soccer Super League, and defeated him 2-1 at San Siro, in the thirtieth second day of the Italian Serie A.
“It does not give me pleasure to play this game because Milan is part of the founding partners of the Super League. If they force me, I will go to play, but what happened I did not like,” said coach Roberto De Zerbi at the press conference of the day before, when the idea of the new competition was still alive.
Just over 24 hours later, the Super League project collapsed due to the resignation of nine of the twelve founders, including Milan and Inter, and Sassuolo jumped onto the San Siro field with multiplied motivations.
Despite going into halftime on a 0-1 upset, the work of an excellent curved right hand from Turk Hakan Calhanoglu, Sassuolo managed to turn the scoreboard with a tremendous reaction in the second half, led by talented forward Giacomo Raspadori.
The 21-year-old Italian attacker took to the field in 64 and in just over fifteen minutes he signed a decisive double. He tied in 76 and ended the comeback in 83 with a great play in the penalty area. He dribbled over an opponent with control and crossed the shot, with the ball that ended up at the bottom of the meshes after hitting the second post.
It was the target that earned Sassuolo the third consecutive victory, eighth, and that complicates the situation for Milan, which could lose its second place in favor of Juventus.