Roberto De Zerbi appreciated Sassuolo’s approach to Milan, even if there were errors, which included the red card.
Gennaro Gattuso doesn’t feel like celebrating Milan’s climb to third place, as the win over 10-man Sassuolo was “a step back in terms of performance.”
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from Empoli-Parma, Milan v Sassuolo and the spectacular Derby della Capitale between Lazio and Roma.
Milan did the bare minimum to scrape past 10-man Sassuolo thanks to an unlucky Pol Lirola own goal, but still fly into third place ahead of Inter.
Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali confirms Manuel Locatelli will join them on a permanent basis from Milan. “He’s an excellent investment.”
Federico Peluso hinted the Sassuolo change to left-back was so he could mark Milan winger Suso. “He’s a tricky customer to deal with.”
Alessio Romagnoli credits the whole team with helping Milan achieve defensive solidity and has his sights set on third place.
Milan know with a victory over struggling Sassuolo, they can leapfrog Inter into third place, so rely on Krzysztof Piatek, Suso and Lucas Paqueta.
Roberto De Zerbi insists Sassuolo’s campaign is being underrated ahead of their trip to San Siro, but wants them to learn from Milan’s fighting spirit.
Franck Kessie is in the Milan squad against Sassuolo, although it remains to be seen if he’ll be fit to start after a thigh knock.
Gennaro Gattuso says Patrick Cutrone ‘must keep working’, Suso is ‘in a moment of self-doubt’ and Alessio Romagnoli will ‘stay at Milan.
Manuel Locatelli has explained why he left Milan for Sassuolo. “I seemed like the new Messi, then there was the criticism…”
Serie A has announced that all of this weekend’s matches will pay tribute to Davide Astori.
The referees for Serie A Week 26 are announced as Paolo Mazzoleni is given the Derby della Capitale and Napoli-Juventus is entrusted to Gianluca Rocchi.
There are five Serie A players given a one-match ban for this weekend, while Sassuolo and Frosinone were fined.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, including Bologna-Juventus, Parma-Napoli and Fiorentina-Inter.
Andrea Petagna converted a penalty to cancel out the impressive Federico Peluso opener, as SPAL held Sassuolo to a stalemate.
Check all the official line-ups from this afternoon’s Serie A games, Bologna-Juventus, Chievo-Genoa and Sassuolo-SPAL.
Leonardo Semplici will not be on the SPAL bench against Sassuolo, as he remains in hospital following emergency surgery.
The referees for Serie A Week 25 are announced as Rosario Abisso will take charge of Inter’s trip to Fiorentina on Sunday.