Sassuolo's splash and Cagliari's poker: Frosinone in trouble, Salernitana with one foot in Serie B


By John

Sassuolo-Frosinone 1-0

Marker: 13' st Thorsvedt.

Sassuolo: Tips 6; Pedersen 6.5, Erlic 6.5, Ferrari 5, Doig 6; Thorsvedt 7.5 (18' st Henrique 6), Racic 7; Laurienté 6.5 (38' st Kumbulla sv), Defrel 6 (27' st Boloca sv), Bajrami 6.5; Pinamonti 7 (39' st Mulattieri sv). On the bench: Cragno, Pegolo, Missori, Tressoldi, Lipani, Volpato, Ceide. Coach: Ballardini 7.

Frosinone (4-3-3): Turati 6; Zortea 5.5, Okoli 5.5, Romagnoli 5, Valeri sv (9' pt Lirola 6); Mazzitelli 6, Barrenechea 5.5, Brescianini 5.5 (18' st Ibrahimovic 6); Soulé 6 (39' st Kaio Jorge 5), Cheddira 5 (39' st Cuni sv), Ghedjemis 5.5 (18' st Seck 5.5). On the bench: Cerofolini, Frattali, Romagnoli, Garritano, Kvernadze, Gelli, Baez. Coach: Di Francesco 5.5.

Referee: The Pen of Rome 6

Note: clear skies, pitch in good condition. In the 44th minute Kaio Jorge missed a penalty. Booked: Thorsvedt, Doig, Ghedjemis, Laurienté. Corners 1-2. Recovery time 3' st, 6' +1' st.

A goal from Thorsvedt and a penalty missed by Kaio Jorge decide Mapei's survival clash, with Sassuolo beating Frosinone 1-0 and thus earns three fundamental points with a view to remaining in the top flight. The first success for Davide Ballardini on the black-green bench, an even more important victory after the serious injury that cost Domenico Berardi the season. Very important match for both. We begin and in the 8th minute the Ciociari immediately lose Valeri due to injury. Four minutes later, Ghedjemis came close to scoring when he moved the ball to his left and shot just wide with Consigli practically beaten. The hosts saw each other for the first time at the end, when Laurienté entered the area from the left and sent in a tricky cross-shot which Turati blocked with his body. The first half ends without goals. 10' into the second half, Mazzitelli was awarded a penalty for an alleged foul committed by Thorsvedt but the referee, after reviewing the VAR, changed his decision. From the thrill of the possible penalty, we move on to the goal on the opposite side within three minutes. Racic finds an opening in the area for Thorsvedt who controls with his left foot and finishes in the best way with an angled low shot that leaves Turati no chance for the 1-0. In the quarter of an hour, Pinamonti comes close to doubling the lead with a close-range right-footed shot that narrowly misses the mark. In the 31st minute it was Lirola who had the equalizer, but his attempted lob on the outgoing Consigli ended up over the crossbar. The push from Di Francesco's men materializes in the 88th minute, when Ferrari commits a foul on Cuni in the area and concedes the shot from 11 metres. Newly substitute Kaio Jorge appears from the spot and wastes badly by kicking wide. The final assault by the Lazio team does not produce any further problems for the opposing defense and the result will never change again. The ranking now sees the neroverdi remaining in the penultimate position but rising to 23, with only one point behind fourth-last Frosinone.

Cagliari-Salernitana 4-2

Markers: 12' st Lapadula, 40' st Gaetano, 7' st Shomurodov, 10' st Kastanos, 12' st Maggiore, 31' st Shomurodov. .

Cagliari (4-2-3-1): Scuffet 6; Zappa 5.5, Mina 5.5, Dossena 5.5, Augello 6 (32' st Wieteska sv); Deiola 6.5, Makoumbou 6; Nandez 6 (20' st Viola 6.5), Gaetano 6.5 (1' st Shomurodov 7.5), Jankto 6 (20' st Azzi 6); Lapadula 6.5 (20' st Oristanio 5.5). On the bench: Radunovic, Aresti, Prati, Hatzidiakos, Obert, Kingstone, Di Pardo. Coach: Ranieri 6.5.

Salernitana (4-3-2-1): Ochoa 5.5; Zanoli 5 (29' st Sambia sv), Manolas 5.5 (1' st Pirola 5), ​​Fazio 4, Bradaric 4.5; Coulibaly 5 (29' st Gomis sv), Maggiore 6.5, Kastanos 6.5 (41' st Basic sv); Candreva 6, Tchaouna 5.5; Weissman 5 (20' st Simy 6). On the bench: Costil, Allocca, Pasalidis, Pellegrino, Ferrari, Legowski, Martegani, Vignato, Ikwuemesi. Coach: Liverani 5.5.

Referee: Fourneau of Rome 6.5.

Note: spectators 16,500. Booked: Augello, Kastanos, Sambia. Corners: 4-4. Recovery time: 1', 4'.

Second consecutive victory and fourth useful result in a row for a much calmer Cagliari than a few months ago and who, despite the emergency strikers (Petagna, Lovumbo and Pavoletti out) and a bit of apprehension about the opponents' comeback attempts, beat a Salernitana team 4-2 that was now almost condemned to relegation. At the Unipol Domus Lapadula, Gaetano and Shomurodov scored (a brace from the bench), while the guest scores of Kastanos and Maggiore were of no avail: Ranieri's team rose to 26 points, momentarily at +3 in the red zone, while Liverani's men made up for it yet another knockout, remaining stuck in last place and far from salvation. Not even a quarter of an hour left on the clock and the Sardinians took the lead with Lapadula: the Italian-Peruvian attacker collected a pass from Zappa and caught the Campania defense, leaping past Ochoa on his way out and depositing it into an empty net. The assistant raises the flag and the referee cancels it for offside, but the VAR validates the rossoblu's 1-0. The match is intense and hard-fought, the guests try to respond with a shot from outside by Tchaouna rejected by Scuffet, then in the 38th minute Gaetano's second goal from Cagliari is canceled due to an offside position.
However, two minutes pass and the young Napoli player makes up for it, scoring the 2-0 with a perfect counterattack after a throw from Nandez. At the beginning of the second half the newly introduced Shomurodov scores the hat trick and seems to be able to close the matter well in advance, but Salernitana does not give up and within two minutes (56' and 58') incredibly reopens the match with goals from Kastanos and Maggiore assisted by Zanoli and Candreva. Ranieri's men take risks but manage to unite, taking control of the situation and once again securing the result with Shomurodov's poker, who scores his personal double after a mistake by Fazio