Serie A Football News – Sassuolo Ran Riot Away to 10-man Empoli

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Serie A Football News – Sassuolo Ran Riot Away to 10-man Empoli
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Among other Serie A football news, Sassuolo ran riot away to 10-man Empoli on Sunday by winning 1-5. Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca scored twice as Mattia Viti managed to get two yellow cards in under a minute.

Serie A Football News – Sassuolo Ran Riot Away to 10-man Empoli

It was an aggressive start from Sassuolo, with Guglielmo Vicario’s gloves working to stop shots by Domenico Berardi and Harroui. Meanwhile, Giacomo Raspadori’s curler was inches wide.

Liam Henderson was clumsy in his attempted interception on Berardi and the referee pointed to the spot. And Berardi himself converted into a goal with a penalty straight down the middle to make that early pressure count.

Raspadori curled inches past the far top corner from the edge of the box just moments later. However, Empoli equalised with their first real attempt.

Henderson made up for his earlier error by being alert. He fired in from 12 yards when Maxime Lopez failed to intercept an Andrea Pinamonti pull-back from the by-line.

Henderson turned a similar effort over the bar. Then, Jeremy Toljan saw his looping volley from a corner cleared off the line by Mattia Viti.

Sassuolo restored their advantage as Raspadori cut inside on his right-foot. He sent a snooker shot into the far bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Andrea Consigli parried a Pinamonti strike at the near post. Berardi’s scuffed effort skimmed the far post and a Pinamonti header floated just over.

Empoli had further bad news when Viti received two yellow cards in just 60 seconds for fouls on Berardi.

Empoli were furious at the third goal, feeling Raspadori fouled Lorenzo Tonelli when he won back possession. Berardi rolling across from the right for unmarked substitute Gianluca Scamacca to score from 10 yards.

Scamacca was involved again moments later, his strike fingertipped onto the woodwork by Vicario. But the goalkeeper could do nothing on a Raspadori follow-up.

Consigli still needed a save on Henderson after Toljan’s error, Cutrone firing the rebound onto the side-netting. However, Sassuolo completed the rout in stoppages with Frattesi rolling across for a Scamacca tap-in.

Empoli 1-5 Sassuolo

Berardi pen 13 (S), Henderson 16 (E), Raspadori 24, 71 (S), Scamacca 67, 92 (S)

Sent off: Viti 60 (E)

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