Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Sassuolo, 15th position with 7 points and a negative goal difference of -4
Empoli, 14th position with 7 points and a negative goal difference of -9
Sassuolo surviving showing determination after being down by a goal to win the game. It’s an important victory because Sassuolo winning for the first time a home game this season! Empoli remaining without winning an away game after being so close to get it, but Sassuolo reacted.
Empoli silencing the stadium by opening the score in the 18th minute! It is midfielder Daniele Croce to score with a aright footed shot defeating Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli in the bottom right corner. The assist is by midfielder Piotr Zielinski. Special goal by Croce because it is his first one this season.
Sassuolo equalizing the score in the 56th minute. It is midfielder Simone Missiroli to give a ray of hope to the fans after defeating Empoli goalkeeper Davide Bassi with a right footed shot in the bottom right corner. The assist is by midfielder Saphir Taider.
In the 58th minute, Referee Orsato granting a penalty to Sassuolo conceded by Empoli defender Elseid Hysaj after a foul on Sassuolo forward Nicola Sansone. Next? The unthinkable with forward Domenico Berardi failing to convert his left footed shot penalty because it hits bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Berardi could not believe his luck, but neither the fans!
Sassuolo gaining momentum in the 61st minute by breaking the draw! An assist by Berardi, in a sense redeeming himself after failing the penalty…. Berardi making the pass to forward Sergio Floccari who scores with a left footed shot defeating Empoli goalkeeper Bassi in the bottom left corner.
Complete redemption time for Berardi! Yep, imagine, in the 73rd minute , Berardi scoring with a headed shot to secure the victory defeating Empoli goalkeeper in the bottom right corner. The assist is by forward Sansone. It’s party time at the Mapei Stadium and surely Berardi deservedly celebrating with teammates.
Here is SASSUOLO official starting lineup by coach Eusebio Di Francesco:
Sassuolo (4-3-3): Consigli; Gazzola, Terranova, Acerbi, Peluso; Taider, Magnanelli, Missiroli; Berardi, Floccari, Sansone
Here is EMPOLI official starting lineup by coach Maurizio Sarri:
Empoli (4-3-3): Bassi; Hysaj, Tonelli, Rugani, Mario Rui; Vecino, Valdifiori, Croce; Zieliński, Pucciarelli, Maccarone
Before the game. Top scorer for SASSUOLO: Forward Simone Zaza and Domenico Berardi with 2 goals each
Top scorer for EMPOLI: Lorezo Tonelli and Manuel Pucciarelli with 3 goals each
|Zaza, Simone||2||3||Pucciarelli, Manuel|
|Berardi, Domenico||2||3||Tonelli, Lorenzo|
|Acerbi, Francesco||1||1||Rugani, Daniele|
|Taider, Saphir||1||1||Maccarone, Massimo|
|Floccari, Sergio||1||1||Tavano, Francesco|
Here are SASSUOLO last 3 games: 1 win, 1 draw, 1 lost
|25/10/14||SA||Parma – Sassuolo||1:3||Round 8|
|18/10/14||SA||Sassuolo – Juventus||1:1||Round 7|
|05/10/14||SA||Lazio – Sassuolo||3:2||Round 6|
Here are EMPOLI last 3 games: 1 win, 1 draw, 1 lost
|25/10/14||SA||Empoli – Cagliari||0:4||Round 8|
|20/10/14||SA||Genoa – Empoli||1:1||Round 7|
|05/10/14||SA||Empoli – Palermo||3:0||Round 6|
Click the video to watch the highlights of the game SASSUOLO vs EMPOLI, Tuesday 28 October 2014, Mapei Stadium, Sassuolo, Italy, Week 9.
Sassuolo official starting lineup against Empoli
Sassuolo 3 – 1 Empoli
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Assistants: DE PINTO – GAVA
Fourth Official: TEGONI
Goals: 18′ Daniele Croce (E)
Official formations – lineups:
SASSUOLO: Consigli; Gazzola, Terranova, Acerbi, Peluso; Taider, Magnanelli, Missiroli; Berardi, Floccari, Sansone.
Subs: Polito, Pomini, Bianco, Antei, Longhi, Chibsah, Brighi, Biondini, Gliozzi, Pavoletti, Floro Flores.
Coach:. Eusebio Di Francesco
EMPOLI: Bassi; Hysaj, Tonelli, Rugani, Mario Rui; Vecino, Valdifiori, Croce; Zielinski, Pucciarelli, Maccarone.
Subs: Pugliesi, Biggeri, Laurini, Barba, Bianchetti, Signorelli, Moro, Laxalt, Mchedlidze, Aguirre, Tavano, Rovini
Coach: Maurizio Sarri
|23(6)||Shots (on goal)||16(6)|