Monday April 12 2021
HT: Benevento 0-1 Sassuolo

Sassuolo are 1-0 up away at Benevento, thanks to an own goal by Federico Barba.

The Neroverdi saw Mert Muldur, Gian Marco Ferrari, and Manuel Locatelli return to action. They had been excluded from the last two games as a precaution as they had come into contact with COVID cases while on international duty.

Filippo Inzaghi picked Marco Sau and Adolfo Gaich up front.

Sassuolo kept the ball possession and pressed high up the pitch, giving Benevento little options in the middle of the park.

Maxime Lopez had a good chance after less than ten minutes, but his side-footed effort was wide. The same goes for Locatelli’s attempt from the edge of the box.

It was an own goal by Barba to break the deadlock just before the half time whistle.

Jeremy Boga sprinted down the left and set up Giacomo Raspadori in the middle of the box, but the Neroverdi striker was anticipated by the Benevento defender, who put the ball into his own net.