Poor old AC Milan. They’ve only won five games all season but looked to be cruising when 2-0 up against Serie A new boys Sassuolo on Sunday.
(Sassuolo, ooh, give me a chance, give me a sign)
Enter teenage striker Domenico Berardi. He scored four goals, including a first-half hat-trick to sink the sorry Rossoneri 4-3.
Berardi is the first player to score four goals against Milan in Serie A’s 85-year history.
“I dedicate the goals to our friend Francesco Acerbi, my family, my girlfriend and coach Eusebio Di Francesco. It has been a tough time this week with rumours about whether the coach would leave or not, so this win may well be decisive for his time here. We’re glad to keep him, as he took us into Serie A and has a huge heart, just like the players,’ he said.
Acerbi is a Sassuolo defender who is undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. As for Italian Under-21 star Berardi (on loan from Juve) expect some British newspaper headlines before the end of the transfer window. He’s scored 11 goals in 14 appearances for the club.