SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 2 - 1 Sep 2019 (19.45 UK)
Sassuolo 4 - 1 Sampdoria
Berardi 29, 36, 43 (Sas), Traore 47 (Sas), Quagliarella pen 67 (Sam)
Mapei Stadium

Domenico Berardi’s first half hat-trick demolished Sampdoria, who also saw Ronaldo Vieira sent off, as Sassuolo dominated.

It has been a dismal start to the campaign for Eusebio Di Francesco’s Blucerchiati, as they lost 3-0 at home to Lazio and were even worse at the Mapei Stadium this evening.

Andrea Consigli flew to palm a Ronaldo Vieira strike round the post, but that was the only bright point of the game for the visitors.

It was Sassuolo who took the lead, as Ciccio Caputo sprinted from his own half and put in the low cross that Domenico Berardi just had to side-foot in from 12 yards.

Berardi completed a rare brace with an even rarer header, as he was left totally unmarked to nod in Alfred Ducan’s cross thanks to some dismal Sampdoria defending.

There was no arguing with the third goal to complete his hat-trick, as Berardi hit a left-foot screamer from distance that curled into the far bottom corner.

Ronaldo Vieira made the situation even worse with a horrible late and high leg-breaker tackle on Federico Peluso at the touchline, earning a straight red card.

Sassuolo added a fourth after the break when the offside trap didn’t so much fail as cease to exist at all on a Muldur through ball, allowing Hamed Junior Traore to score undisturbed.

There was some scant consolation for 10-man Samp and their first goal of the season, as Albin Ekdal was brought down by Duncan and Fabio Quagliarella converted the penalty.

Sassuolo would’ve had more, but Muldur’s cross took a deflection off Omar Colley to bounce off the woodwork in the final minute.

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Sassuolo: Consigli; Muldur, Marlon, Ferrari, Peluso; Traore, Obiang, Locatelli (Djuricic 84), Duncan (Mazzitelli 79); Berardi (Boga 75), Caputo
Sampdoria: Audero; Bereszynski, Murillo, Colley, Murru; Vieira, Ekdal, Jankto (Ferrari 54); Ramirez (Caprari 61), Quagliarella, Leris (Barreto 46)
Ref: Pairetto

Sent off: Vieira 44 (Sam)