Lazio 2-0 Sassuolo: A surprise win against Sassuolo

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REGGIO NELL'EMILIA. Lazio had a surprising win over Sassuolo with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by M. Zaccagni (45') and a goal from F. Anderson (90').

REGGIO NELL’EMILIA. Lazio had a surprising win over Sassuolo with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by M. Zaccagni (45′) and a goal from F. Anderson (90′).

The match was held at the MAPEI Stadium – Città del Tricolore Stadium in Reggio nell’Emilia on Sunday and this began at 11:30 am UTC. The referee was Luca Pairetto with the assistance of Luca Mondin and Fabrizio Lombardo. The 4th official was Maria Sole Ferrieri Caputi. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 7.2 degrees Celsius or 44.94 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.​

Match Statistics

The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Sassuolo was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Lazio that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.

Sassuolo was more aggressive with 38 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 2 were on target. Notwithstanding, Lazio found a way to find the solution to win this contest.​

Sassuolo shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target. Regarding the opposition, Lazio shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target.


Sassuolo received 5 yellow cards (Ruan Tressoldi, Jeremy Toljan, Rogério, Martin Erlic and Maxime López ). On the other side, Lazio received 3 yellow cards (Nicolò Casale, Danilo Cataldi and Elseid Hysaj).

After playing this encounter, Sassuolo will stay with 16 points to stay in the 16th place. Regarding the opposition, Lazio will have 31 points like Atalanta and Roma to stay in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 15'


    Ciro Immobile

  • 19'

    Nicolò Casale

  • 45'

    Danilo Cataldi

  • 45'

    Ruan Tressoldi

  • 45'

    Jeremy Toljan

  • 45'

    Mattia Zaccagni (Penalty)

  • 45'

    Sergej Milinković-Savić (Penalty confirmed)

  • 54'

    Grégoire Defrel

    Agustín Álvarez

  • 54'

    Maxime López 

    Pedro Obiang

  • 64'


  • 65'

    Elseid Hysaj

  • 69'

    E. Ceïde

    Armand Laurienté

  • 69'

    K. Thorstvedt

    Hamed Junior Traorè

  • 78'

    Matías Vecino

    Danilo Cataldi

  • 83'

    Martin Erlic

  • 85'

    Gian Marco Ferrari

    Martin Erlic

  • 88'

    Maxime López 

  • 90'


    Nicolò Casale

  • 90'

    Felipe Anderson

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Sassuolo will play away with Monza on the 22nd of January with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Sassuolo (0 draws).

Lazio will host Milan on the 24th of January with a 18-8 head to head stats in favor of Milan (16 draws).

Sassuolo: Formation and Lineups

Sassuolo started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Alessio Dionisi chose to play with the following team: Gianluca Pegolo (6.4), Jeremy Toljan (6.2), Martin Erlić (7.1), Ruan (6.8), Rogério (6.4), Davide Frattesi (6.2), Pedro Obiang (6.7), Domenico Berardi (6.9), Hamed Junior Traorè (6.8), Armand Lauriente (6.7) and Agustín Álvarez (6.2).


Sassuolo made 5 changes: Agustín Álvarez for Grégoire Defrel (54′), Pedro Obiang for Maxime López  (54′), Armand Laurienté for E. Ceïde (69′), Hamed Junior Traorè for K. Thorstvedt (69′) and Martin Erlic for Gian Marco Ferrari (85′).

Top player: Martin Erlić

The player who no doubt impressed Sassuolo the most was Martin Erlić.

His rating is (7.1) with 93 passes (87% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5.

Lazio: Formation and Lineups

Lazio started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the opposite side, Maurizio Sarri played with: Ivan Provedel (7.0), Elseid Hysaj (7.1), Nicolò Casale (6.7), Alessio Romagnoli (7.3), Adam Marušić (7.5), Danilo Cataldi (7.1), Felipe Anderson (6.3), Sergej Milinković-Savić (7.2), Luis Alberto (7.1), Mattia Zaccagni (7.1) and Ciro Immobile (6.4).


Lazio made 3 changes: Ciro Immobile for Pedro (15′), Danilo Cataldi for Matías Vecino (78′) and Nicolò Casale for Patric (90′).

Top player: Adam Marušić

Probably the most impressive player in Lazio was Adam Marušić even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.5) with 39 passes (79% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A



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