2014 World Cup: Sulley Muntari early strike helps nine-man AC Milan to victory Sassuolo

Sulley Muntari scored for AC Milan

Sulley Muntari scored for AC Milan

Ghana star midfielder star midfielder Sulley Muntari scored an early minute wonder strike for AC Milan to help them beat Sassuolo 2-1 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday night. 

The 29-year-old hammered home a trademark powerful long range strike in the 2nd minute to open the scoring for the ils Rossoneris before Dutch international Nigel de Jong added the second close to the half-hour mark.

But Muntari and his AC Milan side missed out on a Europa League qualifying place despite seeing off Sassuolo on the final day of the Serie A season.

Sassuolo, who had Ghana World Cup stand-by player Raman Chibsah in action, had gained promotion to Serie A last summer, travelled to the San Siro in celebratory mood having secured their top-flight status last weekend.

But it was the hosts who took an early lead when Muntari drilled a 30-yard shot towards the top-left corner of goal, out of Alberto Pomini’s reach.

Muntari’s strike marked his 5th of the Serie A campaign in 26 appearances.

While he lasted till the 59th minute, his compatriot Michael Essien sat on the Milan bench through the game.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. spellBOUND says:

    man, our players are on FIRE…. we can only hope for the transference of this form to the Mundial….

  2. Assemblyman says:

    Good job sulley ..

  3. emmalot says:

    Muntari is better than Gyan that plays in an obscure league.#lwkmd

  4. the truth says:

    I am going to think the unthinkable and ask,has Essien done enough to go to Brazil? I suspect that Afriyie Acquah will not make the final cut but is that the right decision? Based on form and play time which of the two deserves to go??

  5. Benito says:

    Emmalot,don’t display your ignorance here,both players play different roles at respective clubs..gyan is a midfielder,this site is rated PG

  6. israel says:

    no doubt u are Ghanas best player.ur goals are always amazing nd hilarious.u are better Dan essien nd co now.if I hav a true Milan fan here ro agree with me dat muntari has undoubtedly been milans best player this season.he stood to his feet during maximiliano allegris tym when the team was injury prone.guddos to u my man.u deserve to wear de Milan shirt next season Dan kaka nd montolivo.