Roma disappointment against Sassuolo in Serie A
Roma were stopped by Sassuolo (3-4) and an excellent Armand Laurienté, the former Lorient player, who scored two goals, but José Mourinho, the coach of Roma, suspended for this match, should blame Marash Kumbulla , his defender, who was expelled at the end of the first period for a useless brush of nervousness on an opponent.
The penalty offered to Domenico Berardi allowed Sassuolo to take a two-goal lead (3-1, 45th + 4th) against Roma reduced to 10. Sassuolo had started much better with this double from the Frenchman but Roma, after a reduction from the gap on the Zalewski scoreboard (26th, 2-1), seemed able to come back before this major mistake by the Albanian.
If from the start of the second period, Paulo Dybala placed a shot in the skylight (3-2, 50th), Sassuolo took shelter by Andrea Pinamonti (4-2, 75th). This did not prevent Georginio Wijnaldum – who is coming back very well – from giving a bit of hope to the Wolf at the end (4-3, 90th + 4). But too late.
It’s a hard blow for Roma who remain in fifth place in the Championship and do not benefit from the defeat of Inter Milan (1-2 against La Spezia) and Lazio’s draw (0-0in Bologna).