Pioli, who has been out of work since resigning as Fiorentina boss back in April, faces a tough battle to get Milan back on track. He will take charge of his first game when Milan host Leece next Sunday.
Match footage showed Brazilian Daniel Batalha following through with his right foot and kicking his opponent, Fernandinho, in the face in an assault of the kind normally seen in karate or cage-fighting.
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