At the final whistle, the sensation was that of a lost opportunity. Against a Napoli that is not the same team of the last season, Sassuolo could have reached a positive result with merit.
Higuain is now too bad to be true, but he has raised his head once, just in time to serve and send in goal the mate Callejon, who has a superior tactical intelligence.
Again this time, sassuolo has given everything, every single drop of sweat and shown a great personality. But the absences were too important: after the disqualification of Berardi, coach Di Francesco has lost also the injured Floro Flores. He has tried everything: Floccari on the right forward, then on the left with Sansone on the right.
In the first half the team of Benitez did not have any risk, but it was not the same thing in the second half and in particular in the last twenty minutes: Di Francesco has sent in the field Missiroli, quickly well integrated into the game, then he has played his last card, Leonardo Pavoletti, who has given much on the whole front of the attack, but he has failed in his best, the head shot.
In the final minutes the crossbar has stopped a shot by Peluso.
Di Francesco can notice the good progress of many players, especially the midfielders: Magnanelli played as a leader, Taider ran throughout the game, Brighi seemed the same player as seven days ago. Next Sunday, against Lazio, Domenico Berardi will return and this is the best medicine to free the mind and, above all, to find the goal.
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