Crotone 1-2 Sassuolo: Sassuolo secure a narrow 2-1 win at Crotone

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Technical card:
Crotone: Alex Cordaz, Sebastiano Luperto, Koffi Djidji, Vladimir Golemic, Pedro Pereira, Niccolo Zanellato, Junior Messias, Jacopo Petriccione (Milos Vulic, min.66), Arkadiusz Reca (Emmanuel Riviere, min.73), Adam Ounas (Andrea Rispoli, min.88) and Samuel Di Carmine (Simeon Nwankwo, min.73)
Sassuolo: Andrea Consigli, Mert Muldur (Kaan Ayhan, min.88), Federico Peluso, Marlon, Rogerio, Domenico Berardi (Jeremy Toljan, min.88), Maxime Lopez (Hamed Junior Traore, min.62), Manuel Locatelli, Francesco Magnanelli (Pedro Obiang, min.72), Filip Djuricic and Francesco Caputo (Gregoire Defrel, min.72)
Stadium: Stadio Ezio Scida
Goals: Domenico Berardi (0-1, min. 14), Adam Ounas (1-1, min. 26) and Francesco Caputo (1-2, min. 49)

Sassuolo delivered a resounding 2-1 victory against Crotone on Sunday, at Stadio Ezio Scida. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Crotone were looking to get back winning ways after losing their last game 4-0 to AC Milan. Sassuolo were beaten 2-1 in the previous match against Spezia Calcio. Following today’s result, Crotone and Sassuolo are 20th, (12 points) and 8th, (34 points), spots respectively, after 22 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Sassuolo, following a goal from Domenico Berardi, 14 minutes in. However, their lead was short lived, with an equalizer from a Adam Ounas, 26 minutes in brought Crotone level, thereby seeing the first half to a 1-1.

Sassuolo staged a comeback in the second half, thanks to early penalty goal from Francesco Caputo in the 49th minute, which sealed the victory for the visitors.

For Crotone Milos Vulic, Simeon Nwankwo, Emmanuel Riviere and Andrea Rispoli came on for Jacopo Petriccione, Samuel Di Carmine, Arkadiusz Reca and Adam Ounas, while Sassuolo brought on Hamed Junior Traore, Gregoire Defrel, Pedro Obiang, Jeremy Toljan and Kaan Ayhan to replace Maxime Lopez, Francesco Caputo, Francesco Magnanelli, Domenico Berardi and Mert Muldur.

There were bookings for Milos Vulic from Crotone and Federico Peluso for Sassuolo.

Crotone will next travel to Juventus, while Sassuolo will face Bologna at home.

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