by LIAM RICHNER
AC Milan fans left the San Siro struggling to breathe after watching their side come back from 3-1 down to sensationally win 4-3 against a spirited Sassuolo on Sunday.
Vincenzo Montella’s men initially took the lead through Giacomo Bonaventura, before an immediate equaliser from Matteo Politano for the visitors.
The goal left the Milan defence numb, and they were punished for some terrible defending early into the second half when Francesco Acerbi and Lorenzo Pellegrini both found the net to stun the home crowd.
With the home fans on the players backs, the Milan forwards went all ‘Hail Mary’, and the tactic seemingly paid off.
Carlos Bacca’s penalty halved the deficit before a Manuel Locatelli thunderbolt from 20 yards levelled the game up once more.
Gabriel Paletta completed the stunning comeback for Milan with a powerful header, sparking wild celebrations at full time.
The win moves Milan up to sixth place, but level on 13 points with four teams.
One of which is AS Roma, who move up to third after they defeated Inter 2-1 at the Stadio Olympico.
That’s now four wins in a row at home for Luciano Spalletti’s side, who have gathered some much needed momentum after a lacklustre start to the campaign.
Edin Dzeko opened the scoring after five minutes for his fifth goal of the season, converting a Bruno Peres cross.
Argentine midfielder Ever Banega rattled the post from long range for Inter in what was an entertaining first half.
The second half started very much like the first and somehow the score remained 1-0 going into the final 20 minutes.
With 18 minutes to go, Banega levelled for the visitors with a low shot past Samir Handanovic.
The Giallorossi won all three points four minutes later, when Kostas Manolas headed in Alessandro Florenzi’s free-kick ensured all three points for the hosts.
Inter go into the international break in ninth after losing for the first time in the league since the Opening day.
An unfortunate mistake from right back Faouzi Ghoulam gifted Atalanta a shock 1-0 win over second placed Napoli, who now drop four points behind leaders Juventus.
Ghoulam’s attemped clearance of an Atalanta cross fell straight to the feet of Andrea Petagna and the 21 cooly slotted the ball home after nine minutes.
The french defender almost made amends when he struck a fine free kick towards goal from 30 yards, but the shot was turned over the bar by Etrit Berisha.
Alberto Grassi could have wrapped the points up for the home side in the second half when he broke clear of the defence, but his shot was straight at Pepe Reina.
La Dea held on to their precious lead though, and move up to 12th place following their unlikely victory.
Pescara 0-2 Chievo
Udinese 0-3 Lazio
Empoli 0-3 Juventus
Bologna 0-1 Genoa
Sampdoria 1-1 Palermo
Cagliari 2-1 Crotone
Torino 2-1 Fiorentina