Thursday August 18 2016
Line-ups: Sassuolo-Red Star

Sassuolo go with Domenico Berardi and Gregoire Defrel for the first leg of their Europa League play-off against Red Star.

The Neroverdi are competing in European competition for the first time, and advanced to this stage by beating Luzern 4-1 over two legs.

If Eusebio Di Francesco’s men can find their way past the Serbian club they will enter the Group Stage, joining Fiorentina and Inter.

Unsurprisingly, Sassuolo are fielding their strongest possible XI, with top-scorer Domenico Beradi up-front, with he and Matteo Politano flanking Gregoire Defrel.

Andrea Consigli takes his customary place in goal, protected by an experience back-four featuring Federico Peluso and Paolo Cannavaro.

Sassuolo: Consigli; Gazzola, Cannavaro, Acerbi, Peluso; Biondini, Magnanelli, Duncan; Berardi, Defrel, Politano

Sassuolo bench: Pegolo, Antei, Falcinelli, Sensi, Mazzitelli, Trotta, Letschert

Red Star: Kahriman; Cvetkovic, Phibel, Poletanovic, Ristic; Le Tallec, Donald; Katai, Mouche, Ruiz; Vieira

Red Star bench: Supic, Petkovic, Lukovic, Plavsic, Srnic, Rendulic, Sikimic

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