Roma vs Sassuolo final score, result (Serie A): Neroverdi exhaust Roma
Roma vs Sassuolo Highlights
The Neroverdi of US Sassuolo Calcio won their third consecutive game in Serie A (SA) with a thrilling 4-3 victory over 10-man AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, thanks to three first-half goals. Although Roma responded impressively with a goal from Nicola Zalewski, they were reduced to 10 men after Marash Kumbulla's petulant kick on Berardi inside the area, resulting in a penalty converted by the Sassuolo winger. Substitute Paulo Dybala scored a sublime long-range goal to halve the deficit for Roma, but Sassuolo regained control and extended their lead with a goal from Pinamonti, sealing three valuable points and extending their unbeaten away run in SA to five matches, despite a last-minute consolation from Wijnaldum.
Roma vs Sassuolo Highlights
Roma vs Sassuolo Summary
As a result of his direct red card in the team's loss to Cremonese in the Serie A's 24th round on February 28, coach Jose Mourinho was given a two-match suspension by the league's officials. He did not oversee this game.
Football Italy claims that instead of watching the game from the stands, the "Special One" is in the squad bus or the locker room. He can converse freely with his assistants while avoiding "prying eyes" from the media and fans in this location.
Sassuolo played more effectively yesterday on the Olimpico ground, even grabbing an early 2-0 lead due to a pair of close-range goals from Armand Lauriente. These were Roma's first goals given up at home in 2023. The first goal scored by a Roma player came in the 25th minute when Nicola Zalewski caught the volley and struck the ground over goalie Andrea Consigli.
Armand Lauriente (Sassuolo) taps home from almost on the goal line after a lucky rebound fell at his feet
Rui Patricio's catch of Domenico Berardi's stooping shot in the last official seconds of the first half was the turning point. Marash Kumbulla, in response, kicked captain Sassuolo. Referee Michael Fabbri promptly issued a red card to Kumbulla after viewing the video on the touchline and awarding the opposition team a penalty. Patricio flowed to the right as Berardi ended to the left at the 11-meter mark.
Referee Luca Marelli noted on DAZN that Roma was forced to take a penalty because Patricio's possession of the ball and Kumbulla's foul on Berardi in the penalty area were both considered live ball situations. "Patricio had possession of the ball, and the referee chose not to blow the whistle to end play. The kick was pretty evident when VAR instructed the referee to watch the film, "Marelli remarked.
Zalewski had the first goal for Roma
Dybala cut the lead to 2-3 early in the second half, five minutes into play, with a one-touch finish from Stephan El Shaarawy's pass that blasted the ball into the far corner. After that, when the referee blew Nemanja Matic in a collision with Frattesi and Mady Camara in a quarrel with Rogerio, Roma was upset with his judgments. Giovanni Marra, a Roma analyst, reacted furiously away from the field and was given a straight red card.
Each team scored one more goal in the remaining minutes, with Andrea Pinamonti giving Sassuolo their two-goal advantage back and Georginio Wijnaldum making it 3-4 in the third minute of stoppage time. Due to this loss, Roma now stands in fifth place with 47 points, tied with Milan and two points behind Lazio, while Sassuolo is in thirteenth.
Mourinho will make his comeback in the second leg of the first-round match against Real Sociedad in Spain on March 16, but he will still be barred from managing the derby match against Lazio in the Serie A's 27th round on March 19.
Roma vs Sassuolo final score
- Roma: Zalewski (26'); Dybala (50'); Wijnaldum (90+4')
- Sassuolo: Lauriente (13', 18'); Berardi (pen 45+4'); Pinamonti (75')
Roma vs Sassuolo confirmed lineups
- Roma: Patricio, Smalling, Kumbulla, Ibanez, Matic (Camara 56), Bove (Dybala 46), Spinazzola (Karsdorp 46), Zalewski (Volpato 77), Abraham (Majchrzak 77), El Shaarawy, Wijnaldum.
- Sassuolo: Consigli, Ferrari, Ruan (Erlic 64), Rogerio (Marchizza 87), Toljan, Lopez (Obiang 64), Henrique, Frattesi, Pinamonti, Lauriente (Defrel 76), Berardi (Bajrami 76).
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