Serie A round-up: AC Milan continue to stutter with more dropped points from winning positions
Last Updated: 27/09/18 11:40pm
AC Milan again dropped their seventh point from a winning position when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Empoli in Serie A.
Milan led for an hour following Leonardo Capezzi's own goal but Francesco Caputo levelled from the penalty spot in the 71st minute.
It was the second match in a row Milan had drawn after going ahead, following Atalanta's stoppage-time equaliser on Sunday. Milan were also 2-0 up on Napoli earlier in the campaign before losing 3-2.
The Rossoneri have six points from five matches this season, having dropped seven points from a winning position - more than any other team.
Milan took the lead in the 10th minute when Diego Laxalt's cross was not cleared and the ball fell to Lucas Biglia, whose powerful effort was deflected into the top corner by Capezzi.
It was an end-to-end match and Caputo's volley crashed off the post seconds before Pietro Terracciano made an impressive double stop, denying first Giacomo Bonaventura and then getting back up to palm away Franck Kessie's follow up.
Milan were eventually pegged back when Andrea Romagnoli scuffed a clearance and compounded his error by tripping Caputo.
The 31-year-old Caputo had never taken a penalty in Serie A but stepped up and struck it powerfully down the middle.
Terracciano then pulled off a stunning save with two minutes remaining to fingertip Spanish midfielder Suso's effort around the post.
Sassuolo won the battle of the surprise teams in Serie A as they triumphed 2-0 at Spal to move into third place.
Both teams have had excellent starts to the campaign and Spal had won their previous four home matches.
Claud Adjapong broke the deadlock in the 59th minute with his second league goal and substitute Alessandro Matri made it 2-0 with his 91st strike in Serie A late on.
The 34-year-old Matri had come on for his first appearance of the season with three minutes remaining, and also had time to hit the post as well as his goal.