Saturday February 20 2021
Highlights: Sassuolo 1-1 Bologna

The straight red card shown to Aaron Hickey after just 17 minutes transformed the game, as Bologna fought stoically to earn a 1-1 draw.

The visitors had the stronger start in this Emilia-Romagna Derby, as Francesco Magnanelli’s poor back-pass was intercepted for the Roberto Soriano opener.

VAR was used to judge Scottish teenager Hickey’s late foul a red card offence and from there Bologna parked the bus.

Although the game was played mainly inside and around the Rossoblu penalty area, Sassuolo only managed to get the equaliser with Francesco Caputo pouncing on a lucky ricochet.