Bajrami goals seals last-gasp win for Sassuolo over Cremonese

REGGIO NELL'EMILIA, ITALY - MARCH 06: Nedim Bajrami of US Sassuolo celebrates after scoring his team third goal during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo and US Cremonese at Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on March 06, 2023 in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Hoping to avoid getting dragged into the relegation race, Sassuolo earned a vital three points after winning 3-2 over Cremonese this evening at the Mapei Stadium.

A last gasp goal from substitute Nedim Bajrami secured the Neroverdi their fourth win in their previous six league matches. Meanwhile, the Grigiorossi fumbled an opportunity to build on their first league victory of the season and leave Emilia-Romagna empty handed.

“We’re disappointed because I thought we did well in the first half and didn’t deserve to be down 2-0 going into halftime,” lamented Cremonese boss Davide Ballardini.

“Right away in the second half you could tell we were more aggressive and we forced them into mistakes. Unfortunately though, we weren’t brilliant in the opening 45 minutes.”

He added, “Certainly we need to cut down on the mistakes but I like how the team picks up their fellow teammates after an error. I can’t blame (Marco) Carnesecchi on the first goal because the ball took an odd trajectory.”