Sassuolo in the abyss: Empoli goes through in the 93rd minute at Mapei Stadium

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Sassuolo-Empoli 2-3

The first Saturday advance of the 26th day of Serie A ended with a very heavy victory in extremis for Empoli, which expelled the Mapei Stadium. To condemn Sassuolo, which had retaken the Azzurri twice, è a goal by Simone Bastoni at 93', which signed the final 3-2 for Nicola&#39s men, giving three golden points to the Tuscans in the salvation key.

The guests start off strong right away: on 4' Marin engages Consigli with a free kick from the distance. Seven minutes later, the Azzurri found the lead with Luperto who scored a header off a free kick from the same Marin. On 23' Empoli came close to doubling the lead with a cross from Cancellieri that slammed against the post. On the rebound Maleh leans into the net but his stop è spoiled by a touch with his arm and the referee cancels. At 34' first real chance for the neroverdi with Ferrari turning a Pinamonti cross just wide.

In the second half, the hosts found the equalizer in 54' with Pinamonti, who made it 1-1 on a penalty kick, awarded with VAR for an Ismajli stomp on Tressoldi. Ten minutes later, the Azzurri went back ahead with the newly entered Niang, who first earned a penalty on the development of a corner and then converted it, dispatching Consigli. At 77' for Sassuolo brought the challenge back to even: on Bajrami’s free kick, Ferrari went higher than all and made it 2-2. It è not over here: at 93' the Tuscans sign the third and decisive overtaking with the goal of Simone Bastoni, who beats Consigli with a precise header on a free kick kicked by Marin.

Sassuolo remains stuck at 20 points, in 17th place, while Empoli climbs to 25, in 13th place, moving away from the hot zone of the standings.

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