Sassuolo 1-0 Lecce: Home win for Neroverdi at Mapei Stadium

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Sassuolo eased past Lecce in a 1-0 victory on Saturday at Mapei Stadium. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Sassuolo were looking forward to meeting again, following a previous defeat to Juventus. Lecce were beaten 2-1 in the previous match against Internazionale. As the table looks today, Sassuolo are currently 10th with 3 points from 2 matches, while Lecce sit in 18th, with 0 points from 2.

It was an impressive opening from Sassuolo, when Domenico Berardi gave Neroverdi the lead just before halftime With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the match ended 1-0.

Substitutions for Sassuolo included Kristian Thorstvedt, Gregoire Defrel, Abdou Harroui and Kaan Ayhan for Matheus Henrique, Andrea Pinamonti, Davide Frattesi and Giorgos Kyriakopoulos, repectively. Lecce brought on Lameck Banda, Thorir Johann Helgason, Lorenzo Colombo, Kristoffer Askildsen and Marcin Listkowski for Federico Di Francesco, Kristijan Bistrovic, Assan Ceesay, Joan Gonzalez and Gabriel Strefezza.

There were bookings for Matheus Henrique, Domenico Berardi, Rogerio, Davide Frattesi and Jeremy Toljan from Sassuolo. For Lecce, Joan Gonzalez saw yellow.

Sassuolo will next travel to Spezia Calcio, while Lecce will face Empoli at home.

Technical card:
Sassuolo:Andrea Consigli, Jeremy Toljan, Martin Erlic, Gian Marco Ferrari, Rogerio, Matheus Henrique (Kristian Thorstvedt, min.64), Maxime Lopez, Davide Frattesi (Abdou Harroui, min.80), Domenico Berardi, Andrea Pinamonti (Gregoire Defrel, min.64) and Giorgos Kyriakopoulos (Kaan Ayhan, min.90)
Lecce:Wladimiro Falcone, Valentin Gendrey, Federico Baschirotto, Alexis Blin, Antonino Gallo, Morten Hjulmand, Joan Gonzalez (Kristoffer Askildsen, min.81), Kristijan Bistrovic (Thorir Johann Helgason, min.71), Assan Ceesay (Lorenzo Colombo, min.81), Gabriel Strefezza (Marcin Listkowski, min.90) and Federico Di Francesco (Lameck Banda, min.46)
Stadium:Mapei Stadium
Goals:Domenico Berardi (1-0, min. 40)