Roma beat Sassuolo with a thumping 2-1 victory on Sunday at the Stadio Olympico. Roma were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two matches against Salernitana away and Fiorentina at home, by 4-0 and 3-1 respectively. Sassuolo, on the other hand, secured a point against Sampdoria in their previous match. Following today’s result, Roma and Sassuolo are 1st, (9 points) and 9th, (4 points), in the league respectively, after 3 matches.
Giallorossi started the first half well, thanks to Bryan Cristante finding the net at the 37 minute mark. The first half ended 1-0.
Neroverdi took the lead in the second half, with Filip Djuricic finding the net after 57 minutes. Roma in turn, then responded just before the final whistle increasing their lead with an effort from Stephan El Shaarawy so at full time it was 2-1 to Roma.
For Roma, Stephan El Shaarawy, Eldor Shomurodov, Carles Perez and Bryan Reynolds, came on for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Nicolo Zaniolo, Jordan Veretout and Rick Karsdorp. Sassuolo brought on Gianluca Scamacca, Gregoire Defrel, Hamed Junior Traoré, Kaan Ayhan and Giorgos Kyriakopoulos, to replace Giacomo Raspadori, Domenico Berardi, Filip Djuricic, Davide Frattesi and Jeremie Boga.
There were bookings for Roger Ibanez and Bryan Cristante from Roma. For Sassuolo, Vlad Chiriches saw yellow.
|Roma:||Rui Patricio, Rick Karsdorp (Bryan Reynolds, min.89), Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez, Matias Vina, Nicolo Zaniolo (Eldor Shomurodov, min.74), Bryan Cristante, Jordan Veretout (Carles Perez, min.74), Lorenzo Pellegrini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Stephan El Shaarawy, min.70) and Tammy Abraham|
|Sassuolo:||Andrea Consigli, Jeremy Toljan, Gian Marco Ferrari, Vlad Chiriches, Rogerio, Domenico Berardi (Gregoire Defrel, min.77), Filip Djuricic (Hamed Junior Traoré, min.83), Maxime Lopez, Davide Frattesi (Kaan Ayhan, min.83), Jeremie Boga (Giorgos Kyriakopoulos, min.89) and Giacomo Raspadori (Gianluca Scamacca, min.46)|
|Stadium:||the Stadio Olympico|
|Goals:||Bryan Cristante (1-0, min. 37), Filip Djuricic (1-1, min. 57) and Stephan El Shaarawy (2-1, min. 90)|