For those who expected an instant impact to kick off the reign of Gennaro Gattuso at Milan, there was only immediate disappointment.
The team, clearly hungover from a poor season thus far, managed to defy the expectations of all who watched with an all-time worst display. Milan's performance was at best lazy, and at worst unmotivated as they allowed Benevento to dominate across the pitch.
Milan managed to take the lead after a brilliant bit of play from Franck Kessie and some disruption from Nikola Kalinic that allowed a stopping Giacomo Bonaventura to head home.
Milan failed to capitalise and should have went behind, but Benevento couldn't bury a header from point blank range.
They eventually equalised after a rebound from a big Gigio Donnarumma save, but Milan came back by dispatching a wrongly awarded corner kick via Nikola Kalinic.
At 2-1, Milan still struggled and after Alessio Romagnoli was sent off, wrongly, Benevento pushed.
In the 95th minute of play, Ignazio Abate gave a poor foul away on the right flank. Benevento crowded the box with all 11 men and scored following a fantastic header from their goalkeeper.
A just result based on play, but Milan failed to hold a lead twice during the game. Gattuso has a lot to do following this abject result and while Benevento deservedly picked up their first point of the season, it could have easily been two more added to their tally.