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Serie A: Sassuolo manages to draw 2-2 with Napoli after recovering a 0-2 deficit

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REGGIO NELL'EMILIA. Sassuolo manages to recover against Napoli with a goal on the F. Ruiz 51' and a goal on the D. Mertens 60'.

REGGIO NELL’EMILIA. Sassuolo manages to recover against Napoli with a goal on the F. Ruiz 51′ and a goal on the D. Mertens 60′.

The match was held at the MAPEI Stadium – Città del Tricolore Stadium in Reggio nell’Emilia on Wednesday and this began at 7:45 pm UTC. The referee was Ivano Pezzuto who was helped by Stefano Alassio and Stefano Liberti. The 4th official was Antonio Di Martino. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.4 degrees Celsius or 41.67 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 87%.​

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. Napoli that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.

Napoli was more aggressive with 40 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 4 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Napoli to win the contest​.

Sassuolo shot 11 times, 8 on target, 3 off target. On the other side, Napoli shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target.


Sassuolo received 4 yellow cards (Rogerio, D. Berardi, Matheus Henrique and G. Defrel). On the opposite side, Napoli received 2 yellow cards (M. Politano and D. Demme).

Also, Napoli didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after L. Spalletti (Napoli) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (90′).

After playing this match, Sassuolo will have 19 points like Empoli to move down in the 11th place. On the opposite side, Napoli will have 36 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 25'


  • 46'

    E. Elmas

    L. Insigne

  • 51'

    F. Ruiz

    P. Zielinski

  • 55'

    D. Berardi

  • 60'

    D. Mertens

  • 61'

    Georgios Kyriakopoulos


  • 61'

    Matheus Henrique

    Hamed Junior Traorè

  • 66'

    M. Politano

    F. Ruiz

  • 66'

    A. Petagna

    D. Mertens

  • 72'

    G. Scamacca

    G. Kyriakopoulos

  • 73'

    D. Demme

    H. Lozano

  • 77'

    A. Harroui

    D. Frattesi

  • 80'

    J. Jesus

    K. Koulibaly

  • 84'

    M. Politano

  • 87'

    Matheus Henrique

  • 88'

    G. Defrel

    G. Raspadori

  • 88'

    D. Demme

  • 89'

    G. M. Ferrari

    D. Berardi

  • 90'

    L. Spalletti

  • 90'

    G. Defrel (Goal Disallowed)

  • 90'

    G. Defrel

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Sassuolo will play away against Spezia on the 5th of December with a 3-1 head to head record in favor of Sassuolo (0 draws).

Napoli will host Atalanta on the 4th of December with a 12-12 head to head stats.

Sassuolo: Formation and Lineups

Sassuolo adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Alessio Dionisi chose to play with the following team: Andrea Consigli (6.2), Jeremy Toljan (6.2), Vlad Chiricheş (6.8), Gian Marco Ferrari (7.3), Rogério (6.6), Davide Frattesi (6.6), Maxime López (6.5), Hamed Junior Traorè (7.0), Domenico Berardi (7.3), Gianluca Scamacca (7.4) and Giacomo Raspadori (6.7).


Sassuolo made 4 changes: H. J. Traore for Matheus Henrique (61′), Rogerio for G. Kyriakopoulos (61′), D. Frattesi for A. Harroui (77′) and G. Raspadori for G. Defrel (88′).

Top player: Gianluca Scamacca

Probably the most impressive player in Sassuolo was Gianluca Scamacca.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 14 passes (71% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.

Napoli: Formation and Lineups

Also Napoli adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Luciano Spalletti played with: David Ospina (7.4), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (6.6), Amir Rrahmani (6.4), Kalidou Koulibaly (7.1), Mário Rui (6.8), Piotr Zieliński (7.8), Stanislav Lobotka (6.5), Fabián Ruiz (7.6), Hirving Lozano (6.2), Dries Mertens (7.1) and Lorenzo Insigne (7.3).


Napoli made 5 changes: L. Insigne for E. Elmas (46′), F. Ruiz for M. Politano (66′), D. Mertens for A. Petagna (66′), H. Lozano for D. Demme (73′) and K. Koulibaly for J. Jesus (80′).

Top player: Piotr Zieliński

Probably the most impressive player in Napoli was Piotr Zieliński.

His rating is (7.8) with 26 passes (80% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 6.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A



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