Serie A: Fiorentina-Sassuolo 2-1 – Sport

Fiorentina beat Sassuolo 2-1 (0-0) record

Fiorentina returned to winning ways after the first half ended between whistles and thanks to a penalty in the 91st minute from Nico Gonzalez, returning after several stops due to injury, they overcame Sassuolo who even at the start of the second half equalized with Berardi after the Saponara’s momentary purple advantage. The players lined up in the second half were decisive for the Italian, above all the Argentine winger who could have become world champion if he hadn’t been hurt in a retreat with the national team in Qatar. Match marked by a long recovery (9 minutes) for the three appeals to the Var: in two cases the referee Manganiello first decreed the penalty for the Emilians for handball by Dodo, then in the frantic final in favor of the Viola for another touch of hand, this time by Tressoldi, provoking protests from all of Sassuolo who were anticipating taking at least one deserved point away from Florence. It didn’t happen like this and for Dionisi and his negative streak continues: seven knockouts in the last few matches. On the contrary for Fiorentina this success, which has been missing since 9 November against Salernitana and obtained after a performance with more shadows than lights, can help fuel the goal of climbing up the standings from a European perspective. In the first half, the Viola team had appeared in difficulty in front of Sassuolo’s counterattack, risking a lot in the 18th and 28th minutes (a providential Terracciano on Frattesi and Pinamonti. No real danger, however, was created by Fiorentina who presented themselves to this challenge with four substitutions in the drawn game with Monza: Milenkovic, Kouamé and Bonaventura were in from the 1st minute, Amrabat was out again and Bianco’s class 2002 was confirmed in midfield and Cabral in attack (he will then be replaced by Saponara in the half-time due to injury). right, starting on the bench for Nico Gonzalez.In Sassuolo Dionisi trusted Tressoldi in defense alongside Ferrari and Obiang in the midfield together with Frattesi and Traoré, in the trident with Pinamonti and Laurienté Berardi started despite the doubts on the eve for physical reasons Before the match minute’s silence to commemorate Vialli and choirs and applause at minute 13 to remember Astori who, among other things, would have performed today 36 years old. A match that all had its salient episodes in the second half: as soon as Saponara entered, he unblocked taking advantage of a clumsy intervention by Ferrari, shortly after Dodo, just inserted for the injured Venuti, intercepted a cross shot by Pinamonti, Var and penalty of the momentary 1-1 signed by Berardi. Sassuolo had the demerit of not being able to exploit what they built and Fiorentina, after coming close to scoring with Gonzalez (good Consigli) were able to make the most of the substitutions, considering that another newcomer, Terzic, provoked with his shot – retaliated by Tressoldi’s hand – the penalty that gave the three points to his team.

90+1′ GOAL! FIORENTINA 2-1 Sassuolo! Nico González goal! The Argentine looks to the last Consigli and displaces him by crossing the conclusion.

57′ GOAL! Fiorentina 1-1 SASSUOLO! Network of Domenico Berardi! The number 10 transforms the penalty by crossing the conclusion and displacing Terracciano.

48′ GOAL! FIORENTINA 1-0 Sassuolo! Network of Riccardo Saponara! Biraghi crosses for Kouamé who tries to make a chest pass for Bonaventura. Ferrari anticipates him, but in an attempt to postpone him he provides an assist to the Viola number 8, who turns the lead ball into the net.