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Jan 12, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at Stadio Alberto Braglia
SassuoloSassuolo
4-3
AC Milan
Berardi (15', 28', 41', 47')
FT(HT: 3-2)
Robinho (9'), Balotelli (13'), Montolivo (86')

Half-Time Report: AC Milan blow two-goal lead to trail against Sassuolo

Sassuolo come from two goals down to lead AC Milan 3-2 at half time, courtesy of a first-half hat-trick from Domenico Berardi.

AC Milan have blown a two-goal lead in action-packed first half of their Serie A encounter with struggling Sassuolo this evening.

Domenico Berardi scored a hat-trick for the hosts to help them come from 2-0 down to lead the struggling Italian giants 3-2 at the break.

Milan took the lead after just nine minutes when Nigel de Jong won the ball on the edge of the penalty area before slipping it through to Robinho, who slid a calm finish past the keeper.

The visitors doubled this advantage just four minutes later as Bryan Cristante made his way down the right before delivering a cross that Mario Balotelli fired home.

Mario Balotelli of AC Milan celebrates with team-mates after scoring their first goal during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo Calcio and AC Milan on January 12, 2014© Getty Images

The comeback began shortly afterwards, however, as Berardi raced behind the Milan defence before slotting the ball past Christian Abbiati for the game's third goal in the space of six minutes.

The hosts were back level just before the half-hour mark when Berardi reacted quickest to seeing his initial shot blocked, drilling his rebound home on the volley.

Balotelli flashed a shot just past the post for Milan as they looked to regain the lead, but it was Sassuolo who would take the advantage heading into half time as Berardi completed his hat-trick by converting an Alessandro Longhi cross in the 41st minute.

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Domenico Berardi of US Sassuolo Calcio #25 celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo Calcio and AC Milan on January 12, 2014
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