Sassuolo 2-1 Verona: Neroverdi back to the winning ways
Serie A | Sassuolo beat Hellas Verona 2-1 at Mapei Stadium thanks to goals from Armand Laurienté and Davide Frattesi.
Sassuolo return to the winning ways after two consecutive defeats and leaves Verona still in the standings. Dionisi’s team recovered Ceccherini’s initial goal, thanks to a convincing performance especially in the second half. The match is decided by the goal number four in the league of an unleashed Davide Frattesi, good at taking advantage of Traorè’s pass inside the penalty area. A good performance for Bocchetti’s team is not enough to avoid the sixth consecutive defeat in the league.
Verona opened the account early through Federico Ceccherini who’s cross from the left side was not intercepted by any defender from Sassuolo and went through the legs of Thomas Henry and entered the net at the far goal.
Armand Laurienté equalized the score for the hosts after just a few minutes with a beautiful solo goal. The French winger cut in from the left, raced past Isak Hien and found the net at the far post with a right-footed finish.
Verona responded immediately, but Miguel Veloso’s goal was disallowed without even needing a VAR review due to Yayah Kallon’s offside.
Jeremy Toljan hit the post after harrying Verona’s defenders in the second half, but the visitors came closest to scoring when Davide Frattesi accidentally hit the crossbar of Andrea Consigli. Kevin lasagna’s header into the net was weak so the Neroverdi goalkeeper managed to clear the ball off the line before Davide Faraoni cleared it from a good position.
Sassuolo once again found a way down the left flank where Hamed Traoré dribbled past Hien, only to find Frattesi at the near post. The midfielder scored his fourth goal in nine games, equaling his tally from last season.
Verona continued to push but the superb Consigli once again saved Lasagna’s efforts.
Sassuolo now have 15 points from their first 11 Serie A matches, while Verona have collected five so far as Salvatore Bocchetti has lost his first two games in charge of the Gialloblu.