Sassuolo stun Roma, earn first away win against capital club

Sassuolo's players celebrate after scoring their fourth goal during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Rome and Sassuolo on March 12, 2023 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)
calendar date12 Mar 17:00
MatchDay 26

Sassuolo extended their winning streak to three thanks to their 4-3 victory over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico this evening.

The Neroverdi shocked Jose Mourinho’s side and made them pay for their handful of defensive and individual errors—scoring three goals in the first half.

Attacker Armand Lauriente got Alessio Dionisi’s men off to a quick start. The Frenchman secured a brace inside the opening twenty minutes—both goals coming courtesy of mistakes at the back by the hosts.

Just before the break, the visitors would find a third goal but this time from the penalty spot. Defender Marash Kumbulla was sent off for his reaction after being knee in the groin by Domenico Berardi, the latter scoring the penalty and giving the team a 3-1 lead entering the break.

“Hats off to the lads,” stated Dionisi during his post match interview on DAZN.

“We were very effective this evening despite playing in a stadium that’s always difficult. The crowd always spurs Roma on but we managed to overcome this.”

He added, “I’m very happy for the team. I didn’t like the way we defended towards the end but oh well, you can’t be too critical because winning here is so difficult.”