Saturday’s matches in the round of 27 in the Italian league aroused great emotions, and the players of Salernitana and Bologna were the first to enter the field. After a thrilling draw with Milan, the newcomer was counting on another surprise that would keep the campaign team’s fans alive in hopes of preserving the Italian elite.
However, Sinisa Mihajlovic’s team opened the match result shortly before the end of the first half. Marko Arnautović entered the scorers’ list, with his third score in the last two Serie A matches. After the break, Salernitana was able to strike back. In the 72nd minute, ukasz Skorupski defeated Nader Zorte and the match at Stadio Arechi ended with a points split.
Five goals watched by the fans in the Carlo Castellani stadium. The second of the beginners – Empoli did not deal with Juventus, but it must be admitted that he caused a lot of fear for the old lady. In the 32nd minute, a team from the capital of Piedmont led Moise Kean in front, but after eight minutes he stunned the giants of Tuscany. After a corner kick, Szymon Żurkowski was the most cunning in the Juventus penalty area and scored his fifth goal of the season with a shot from just a few meters away.
But Juventus were on top of the dressing room, because in extra time of the first leg, the reliable Dusan Vlahovic shot past Empoli. The Serbian striker added in the 66th minute another goal for his achievements. Andrea La Mantilla reduced the size of the newcomer’s defeat in the 76th minute.
In the last match on Saturday, Sassuolo faced Fiorentina. In the ranks of the guests, we watched Bartłomiej Drągowski and Krzysztof Piątek from the first minute. However, the Poles did not play a leading role in this match. Drągowski did everything to stop Sassuolo, but surrendered twice. In the 19th minute, Hamed Junior Traore scored after a great individual action.
In the 62nd minute, Piątek left the field, which he tried but did not have many chances to score. His replacement was Arthur Cabral. In the 79th minute, Giacomo Bonaventura fired from the field with a red card. Nine minutes later, Vincenzo Italiano’s players reacted unexpectedly, and Cabral completed the formalities a few meters away.
But that was not the end of the excitement at Mapei Stadium. In the fourth minute of extra time, Grégoire Devril turned the scales in favor of the hosts.
US Sassuolo – Fiorentina 2:1 (1:0)
Objectives: Hamed Jr. Traore (nineteenth), Grégoire Defril (90 + IV) – Arthur Cabral (88)
American Salernitana – Bologna 1:1 (0:1)
Objectives: Nader Zurti (72) – Marko Arnautovic (43)
Empoli – Juventus 2:3 (1:2)
Objectives: Szymon Żurkowski (40), Andrea La Mantia (76) – Moise Kean (32), Dusan Vlahović (45 + 2, 66)
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