Wednesday July 23 2014
Acerbi scores in Sassuolo win

Sassuolo won their friendly 7-1 today, but above all with Francesco Acerbi on target after beating cancer.

The Neroverdi made short work of Serie D side Virtus Castelfranco this evening.

Sergio Floccari, Davide Biondini, Nicola Sansoni’s stunning shot into the top corner, Antonio Floro Flores, Marcello Sereni and Simone Zaza were on target.

There was a special moment deep into stoppages when defender Acerbi scored their seventh goal.

Acerbi has beaten cancer after he was twice diagnosed with a testicular tumour thanks to routine doping tests.

The blood tests flagged up unusual levels of a hormone which is often found in the presence of a tumour.

He was first diagnosed in July 2013, had that tumour removed, but the cancer returned in December 2013.

Sassuolo 1st half: Pegolo (Pomini 30); Gazzola, Terranova, Ariaudo, Peluso; Chibsah, Missiroli, Biondini; Berardi, Floccari, Sansone

Sassuolo 2nd half: Pomini (Polito 60); Gazzola (Sereni 66), Antei, Manfredini, Peluso (Acerbi 60); Kurtic, Magnanelli, Brighi; Zaza, Pavoletti, Floro Flores

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