Updated 11/01/2020 at 4:40 PM
Sassuolo inflicted this Sunday on the Mexican’s Napoli Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano the first defeat on the pitch, following the 3-0 administrative setback suffered against the Juventus, and with his 2-0 at San Paolo he attacked the second position alone in the Serie A from Italy.
Goals from Manuel Locatelli, from a penalty at game time, and from Frenchman Maxime Lopez in 91 gave coach Roberto De Zerbi’s Sassuolo the fourth win in six games, with two draws.
Napoli, who beat Real Sociedad 1-0 at the Reale Arena in the Europa League last Thursday, faced this match with maximum ambitions as a victory would deliver second position alone, but they ran into an organized and competitive Sassuolo .
After Locatelli’s goal, Napoli squeezed hard and touched the tie twice, first with Belgian Dries Mertens and then with Greek Kostas Manolas, whose possible draw for offside was annulled in 90.
However, shortly after the target was annulled to Manolas, Sassuolo sentenced the duel with the final 2-0 of Maxime Lopez, which made him the first chaser of the leader Milan.
As if the problems were not enough for Gatusso, Lozano left him a face of few friends by being replaced at 75 ′ by Andrea Petagna.
De Zerbi’s men are sporting spectacular numbers this year and have the best forward in Serie A with 18 goals, an average of three per game.
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