Sassuolo welcomed Genoa for matchday 37 of the Serie A TIM. This Wednesday At the Mapei Stadium, the hosts thrashed their opponents with an amazing 5-0 victory, guaranteeing the three points. Hamed Junior Traore, Domenico Berardi, Francesco Caputo, twice, and Giacomo Raspadori scored the goals of the match.
The first half started busy, with both teams seeking the opening goal. Before fifteen minutes of the game, the two sides had already created good chances, but they were lacking aim. The deadlock was only broken at the 26th minute, by the home team. Berardi picked Traore out and the number 23 put the ball into the left corner to open the scoring.
Even though the visitors fought hard to find a goal and level the match, it was Sassuolo who found the back of the net once again before half-time. At the 39th minute, Berardi’s stunner hit into the top-left corner, with no chances to goalkeeper Matias Perin. So they went to the locker room with a two-goal lead.
During the early minutes of the second half, Genoa even threatened Andrea Consigli’s goal, but the goalkeeper made some good saves to avoid what could have been a lifeline for the visitors. Meanwhile, the hosts kept doing their game and were able to increase their scoring. At the 66th minute, Caputo received in the edge of the box and hit into the far corner to make the 3-0.
Before the end of the match, there were two goals in 3 minutes. At the 74th minute, Berardi stole the ball on the defensive field and picked Raspadori out on the right. The number 18 won a foot race against his marker and sent a strong shot into the left corner. Then, 3 minutes later, Caputo scored his second of the day, killing off the game.
With the 5-0 victory, Sassuolo reached the 8th position, being now with 51 points. Meanwhile, Genoa still sees themselves in a difficult position, as they are in 17th place, with 36 points. Just one ahead of 18th place, Lecce.