AC Milan preserve unbeaten run in Serie A with 2-1 win at Sassuolo


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AC Milan’s Alexis Saelemaekers, heart, scores his facet’s 2nd objective throughout the Serie A soccer match between Sassuolo and AC Milan on the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 20

Rafael Leão scored the quickest objective in Serie A historical past on Sunday, netting after simply six seconds to set league chief AC Milan on the way in which to a 2-1 win at Sassuolo.

Alexis Saelemaekers scored Milan’s different objective because the Rossoneri remained some extent away from second-place Inter Milan, which beat promoted Spezia 2-1.

Roma can transfer stage with third-place Juventus with a win at Atalanta later. Napoli was additionally enjoying later, at Lazio.

Milan was lacking a number of high gamers, with plenty of others becoming a member of star ahead Zlatan Ibrahimović within the therapy room.

The common age of its beginning lineup was once more below 23 but it surely acquired off to the proper begin when Hakan Çalhanoğlu surged ahead from kickoff and threaded the ball by way of to Leão, who fired it into the again of the web.

Statistics provider Opta mentioned the Portuguese teenager’s objective beat the earlier file of eight seconds set by Piacenza’s Paolo Poggi in opposition to Fiorentina in 2001.

Milan later tweeted that Leão’s objective was scored after exactly 6.2 seconds.

Leão thought he had turned supplier within the ninth minute when he pulled again for Çalhanoğlu to show in but it surely was dominated out as a result of Saelemaekers was offside within the buildup.

Saelemaekers atoned for that within the 26th as he tapped in after being arrange by Theo Hernández following a speedy counterattack.

Milan gave the impression to be heading for a snug win earlier than Domenico Berardi’s free kick was deflected in, a minute from time, to arrange a nervy finale.

IN-FORM INTER

Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku helped Inter to a sixth successive league win.

Inter was the in-form group within the league, whereas Spezia hadn’t received for greater than a month.

Nevertheless, it took Inter till seven minutes into the second half to interrupt the impasse with Hakimi firing in a wise cross from Lautaro Martínez.

Lukaku doubled Inter’s lead from the penalty spot after a handball from Sassuolo ahead M’Bala Nzola.

Substitute Roberto Piccoli netted a comfort for Spezia in stoppage time along with his first ever Serie A objective.

OTHER MATCHES

A pricey mistake from Bologna goalkeeper Angelo Da Costa helped relegation-threatened Torino to a 1-1 draw at house to Bologna.

Torino climbed into 18th spot, 4 factors from security. Genoa is stage on factors after shedding 2-Zero at Benevento.

Additionally, Cagliari drew 1-1 in opposition to Udinese.



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