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“Twelve finals”: Italian major league seen by the little Sassuolo

The defeat from Roberto Donadoni’s Parma is really costy for coach Alberto Malesani, who during the night has been substituted with the former coach, Eusebio Di Francesco, back on the bleachers from which he did led the little Sassuolo into the major league.

A minute is enough for Parma to pierce blackgreen’s rearguard, which is not able to contain Biabiany from advancing on the right. In a suspect off-side position, the yellowblue player started a cross which finds Parolo, ready to score without any problem.

Sassuolo can’t find measures to threathen the opponents, which get real close to the second goal with Amauri: this time the ball flies some meters above the crossbar.

The second half sees a more and more purposeful host team, with Sassuolo having difficulties in creating dangerous actions. At the 66th minute Antonio Cassano incredibly eats up the 2 to 0, letting blackgreen goalkeeper hipnotyze him. On the counterattack, Sassuolo finds the the first shot on goal of the match with Gazzola, then also Cannavaro and Floro Flores shoot, but Mirante, Parma’s, overtakes himself.

At the 72nd enters Berardi, the young blackgreen talent which has been able to score 12 goals up to now, but his match lasts less than a minute. He hits Molinaro with an elbow and gets expelled. The match ends 1 to 0, Parma reaches Verona at the sixth place and Sassuolo stays at the last.

In the night comes the decision of the management: Albero Malesani, after five matches and as much defeats, leaves the place to Di Francesco. “We are waiting for twelve finals” for the coach who came back on his place. The team is going to a training camp in a secret locality for the whole week, to find again his spirit. Only a miracle can save the little Sassuolo and keep it in the major league. But this would not be the first.

Riccardo Montecroci

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