Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi scored four goals as AC Milan suffered an embarrassing defeat at the minnows in the first meeting between the clubs.

Robinho and Mario Balotelli netted as the 18-time Italian champions raced into a 2-0 lead after just 13 minutes.

Juventus loanee Berardi halved the lead instantly and completed his hat-trick before half-time to put Sassulo ahead.

He swept in again after the break and, after Riccardo Montolivo's late strike, the hosts held on.

Milan misery

AC Milan have lost 17 points from leading situations, a league-high in Serie A this season.

An incredible game almost took another twist as Milan twice hit the woodwork in a tense finale, through Giampaolo Pazzini and debutant Keisuke Honda.

But 19-year-old Berardi's quadruple was enough to move Sassuolo, who are competing in the Italian top-flight for the first time this season, out of the relegation zone.

Defeat left struggling Milan in 11th place - just six points above the bottom three and 30 points behind leaders Juventus.

Milan looked to be easing to a second successive win as they took a 2-0 lead early on. First Robinho kept his calm to angle a ball into the bottom corner from Bryan Cristante's through ball before Balotelli converted from another Cristante pass.

Dazzling Domenico

Since 1994-95, Domenico Berardi is the youngest player to have scored four or more goals in a Serie A game and is the only one to have done it against AC Milan.

Berardi pulled a goal back a minute later when he ran through to finish and he levelled just before the half hour mark with a crisp volley.

The striker, who signed for Juventus from Sassuolo in the summer before being loaned back, completed his second hat-trick of the season when he met Alessandro Longhi's cross on the half volley.

His fourth came after the break as he swept home from Jasmin Kurtic's pull-back and Montolivo's late angled drive was not enough to save Milan from a humiliating defeat.

While Sassuolo's official home has historically been the town's 4,008-capacity Stadio Enzo Ricci, this season has seen them ground-share with Reggiana at the Stadio Mapei, some 19 miles away because of league requirements.

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (6)

Sassuolo

  • 79 Pegolo Booked
  • 23 Gazzola Booked
  • 03 Longhi
  • 04 Magnanelli
  • 05 Antei Booked
  • 06 Ariaudo
  • 45 Chibsah
  • 27 Kurtic (Marzorati - 87' )
  • 10 Zaza Booked (Floro Flores - 84' )
  • 25 Berardi (Schelotto - 78' )
  • 86 Ziegler Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Pomini
  • 02 Pucino
  • 07 Missiroli
  • 13 Aladje Gomes De Pina
  • 16 Valeri
  • 22 Rosati
  • 24 Marzorati
  • 37 Schelotto
  • 70 Farias
  • 83 Floro Flores
  • 95 Gliozzi

Milan

  • 32 Abbiati
  • 02 De Sciglio Booked
  • 28 Emanuelson
  • 34 de Jong
  • 17 Zapata
  • 25 Bonera Booked
  • 23 Nocerino (Pazzini - 55' )
  • 24 Cristante (Montolivo - 55' )
  • 45 Balotelli Booked
  • 22 Kaká
  • 07 Robinho (Honda - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Mexes
  • 08 Saponara
  • 09 Matri
  • 10 Honda
  • 11 Pazzini
  • 13 Rami
  • 16 Poli
  • 18 Montolivo
  • 26 Silvestre
  • 35 Coppola
  • 59 Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 81 Zaccardo
Ref: Andrea De Marco

Match Stats

Shots

12 16

On target

8 7

Corners

3 3

Fouls

23 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sassuolo 4, Milan 3.

90:00 +5:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sassuolo 4, Milan 3.

90:00 +4:29

Offside, Milan. Nigel de Jong tries a through ball, but Daniele Bonera is caught offside.

90:00 +4:23

Attempt missed. Urby Emanuelson (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90:00 +3:22

Foul by Urby Emanuelson (Milan).

90:00 +3:22

Antonio Floro Flores (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:50

Foul by Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan).

90:00 +2:50

Lino Marzorati (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:01 Booking

Booking Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:58

Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Milan).

87:58

Reto Ziegler (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:19

Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

87:17

Attempt saved. Mario Balotelli (Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo with a cross.

86:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sassuolo. Lino Marzorati replaces Jasmin Kurtic.

86:23

Attempt missed. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio with a cross.

85:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sassuolo 4, Milan 3. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nigel de Jong.

83:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sassuolo. Antonio Floro Flores replaces Simone Zaza.

83:10

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Marcello Gazzola.

82:46

Attempt saved. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kaká.

82:42

Keisuke Honda (Milan) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo.

80:07

Offside, Sassuolo. Francesco Magnanelli tries a through ball, but Simone Zaza is caught offside.

78:13 Booking

Booking Gianluca Pegolo (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card.

77:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sassuolo. Ezequiel Schelotto replaces Domenico Berardi.

76:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76:08

Delay in match Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) because of an injury.

74:13

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:13

Foul by Jasmin Kurtic (Sassuolo).

71:41

Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:41

Foul by Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo).

71:29

Attempt blocked. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo.

70:28

Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:28

Foul by Luca Antei (Sassuolo).

70:13

Attempt blocked. Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Reto Ziegler.

69:55

Attempt blocked. Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:25

Attempt missed. Keisuke Honda (Milan) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Urby Emanuelson with a cross.

68:19

Attempt saved. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Urby Emanuelson.

66:40

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Francesco Magnanelli.

66:39

Attempt blocked. Kaká (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio.

65:29

Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:29

Foul by Lorenzo Ariaudo (Sassuolo).

65:05

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

65:05

Lorenzo Ariaudo (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Keisuke Honda replaces Robinho.

63:22 Booking

Booking Marcello Gazzola (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:19

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:19

Foul by Marcello Gazzola (Sassuolo).

61:53

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Riccardo Montolivo.

61:20

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:20

Foul by Luca Antei (Sassuolo).

60:40

Foul by Kaká (Milan).

60:40

Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:09

Offside, Milan. Riccardo Montolivo tries a through ball, but Giampaolo Pazzini is caught offside.

58:35 Booking

Booking Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58:29

Kaká (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:29

Foul by Simone Zaza (Sassuolo).

56:47

Foul by Cristian Zapata (Milan).

56:47

Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:55

Cristian Zapata (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:55

Foul by Simone Zaza (Sassuolo).

54:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Riccardo Montolivo replaces Bryan Cristante.

54:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Milan. Giampaolo Pazzini replaces Antonio Nocerino.

53:37

Antonio Nocerino (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:37

Foul by Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo).

52:58

Foul by Bryan Cristante (Milan).

52:58

Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:23

Foul by Kaká (Milan).

52:23

Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:22

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

51:21

Delay in match Lorenzo Ariaudo (Sassuolo) because of an injury.

50:54

Foul by Bryan Cristante (Milan).

50:54

Lorenzo Ariaudo (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:48

Cristian Zapata (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:48

Foul by Simone Zaza (Sassuolo).

48:57

Attempt missed. Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Raman Chibsah.

48:05

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:05

Foul by Lorenzo Ariaudo (Sassuolo).

46:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sassuolo 4, Milan 2. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jasmin Kurtic.

45:35

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

45:35

Luca Antei (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Sassuolo 3, Milan 2.

45:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sassuolo 3, Milan 2.

44:58

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Nigel de Jong.

44:44

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Nigel de Jong.

43:55

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Daniele Bonera.

42:22 Booking

Booking Reto Ziegler (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42:20

Kaká (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:20

Foul by Reto Ziegler (Sassuolo).

41:20

Offside, Milan. Nigel de Jong tries a through ball, but Mattia De Sciglio is caught offside.

40:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sassuolo 3, Milan 2. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alessandro Longhi with a cross.

36:57 Booking

Booking Luca Antei (Sassuolo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

36:52

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:52

Foul by Luca Antei (Sassuolo).

35:49 Booking

Booking Mario Balotelli (Milan) is shown the yellow card.

35:30

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:30

Foul by Luca Antei (Sassuolo).

34:14

Offside, Milan. Robinho tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

31:49

Kaká (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:49

Foul by Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo).

31:03

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Bryan Cristante.

30:01

Offside, Sassuolo. Alessandro Longhi tries a through ball, but Simone Zaza is caught offside.

29:48

Attempt saved. Simone Zaza (Sassuolo) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

28:49 Booking

Booking Daniele Bonera (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28:41

Foul by Daniele Bonera (Milan).

28:41

Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sassuolo 2, Milan 2. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

27:31

Attempt blocked. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

26:39

Mattia De Sciglio (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:39

Foul by Alessandro Longhi (Sassuolo).

26:02

Attempt saved. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jasmin Kurtic.

22:35

Foul by Kaká (Milan).

22:35

Jasmin Kurtic (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:27

Foul by Robinho (Milan).

22:27

Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:52

Antonio Nocerino (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:52

Foul by Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo).

21:32

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

21:32

Luca Antei (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:58

Mario Balotelli (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:58

Foul by Lorenzo Ariaudo (Sassuolo).

19:52

Nigel de Jong (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:52

Foul by Simone Zaza (Sassuolo).

18:56

Foul by Bryan Cristante (Milan).

18:56

Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:17

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Milan).

17:17

Lorenzo Ariaudo (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:50

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Alessandro Longhi.

16:11

Nigel de Jong (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:11

Foul by Reto Ziegler (Sassuolo).

15:29

Urby Emanuelson (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:29

Foul by Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo).

14:53

Corner, Sassuolo. Conceded by Cristian Zapata.

14:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sassuolo 1, Milan 2. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jasmin Kurtic with a through ball.

12:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sassuolo 0, Milan 2. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bryan Cristante.

11:19

Offside, Sassuolo. Luca Antei tries a through ball, but Simone Zaza is caught offside.

8:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sassuolo 0, Milan 1. Robinho (Milan) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nigel de Jong.

6:57

Foul by Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo).

6:57

Robinho (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:38

Foul by Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo).

6:38

Urby Emanuelson (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:27

Attempt saved. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

5:38

Attempt saved. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

4:53

Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:53

Foul by Daniele Bonera (Milan).

4:08

Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:08

Foul by Antonio Nocerino (Milan).

1:20

Attempt saved. Nigel de Jong (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:14

Offside, Milan. Robinho tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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