Genoa – Sassuolo blow to Marassi: De Zerbi’s neroverdi beat Genoa 2-1 and momentarily put Roma ahead in seventh place in the standings, a position worth entering the newly formed Conference League. Raspadori and Berardi scored, the reaction of the Ligurians came late with Zappacosta’s goal in the final: for salvation you will still have to suffer.
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Zajc draws, not in fact
Ballardini, already devoid of Criscito and Biraschi, loses Strootman in the pre-match, De Zerbi recovers Caputo who, however, starts from the bench. In his place is Raspadori who at 14 minutes confirms his feelings against Genoa: Traore’s filter and right in the corner for the third goal of his career at Grifone. The reaction of the hosts would arrive within half an hour: Destro, preferred to the former Scamacca, becomes an assistant by brushing a beautiful cross for Zajc’s winning header. The Slovenian’s jubilation is drowned, however, because referee Mariani, after a long consultation at the Var, annuls for a previous foul by Destro on Locatelli. Very strict decision.
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Masiello’s gift to Berardi
The beginning of the second part was full of emotions: Raspadori would have the opportunity to double the solitary counterattack, but he allowed himself to be hypnotized by Perin. Instead, the crossbar denies Goldaniga a draw over the head. Then at 66 ‘Masiello dresses as Santa Claus with a regrettable back passage in which Berardi enters like a hawk to overtake Perin, who is not exempt from guilt for having been stunned between the posts. For the captain neroverde it is the sixteenth seal of the League, equaling the best personal mark.
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The pearl of Zappacosta was late
The whirlwind of substitutions (see Ciccio Caputo on the pitch) did not change the score much, until 85 ‘when Zappacosta hit the Council from the edge to reopen the matches. The same former Chelsea and Roma full-back is one step away from the sensational double with another shot from the distance that shaves the pole. It is the last thrill for Sassuolo, which therefore continues its race towards Europe and perhaps towards the record of 61 points, now 5 are missing. Genoa, in the second consecutive defeat, remains at 36 points: not really quicksand, but The last effort is still needed for mathematical salvation. The council is number 400 in Serie A, while for Perin it was the chip number 200 with the rossoblu jersey.
GENOVA-SASSUOLO 1-2 (0-1)
GENOA (3-5-2): Perin; Goldaniga, Zapata, Masiello; Ghiglione (1 ′ st Shomurodov), Zajc (30 ′ st Pjaca), Badelj, Behrami (23 ′ st Cassata), Zappacosta; Pandev (23 ′ st Rovella), Right (23 ′ st Scamacc). On the bench: Marchetti, Paleari, Portanova, Radovanovic, Melegoni, Onguene ‘, Czyborra Coach: Ballardini.
SASSUOLO (4-2-3-1): Advice; Toljan, Chiriches, Ferrari, Rogerio; Maxime López, Locatelli (36 ‘Bourabia); Berardi (36 ′ st Caputo), Djuricic (13 ′ st Defrel), Traore (26 ′ st Haraslin); Raspadori (26 ‘st Obiang). On the bench: Pegolo, Magnanelli, Ayhan, Peluso, Muldur, Oddei, Kyriakopoulos. Coach: From Zerbi.
REFEREE: Mariani from Aprilia.
NETWORKS: Raspadori at 14 ‘. Berardi at 66 ‘and Zappacosta at 85’.
WARNINGS: Zappacosta and Cassata.
CORNERS: 8-2 for Genoa.
RECOVERY: 4 ′ and 4 ′.