Dionisi’s 29 shots not enough as Sassuolo draw with Salernitana

All the numbers and statistics of the Serie A opener between Sassuolo and Salernitana, which ended with a score of 2-2. It was a match that concentrated everything in 52 minutes and with two different faces: the double advantage of Salernitana; then, Sassuolo’s response materialized with Thorstvedt’s brace, the first in Serie A. The split of points in the final 2-2 doesn’t serve either team much.

Salernitana coach Filippo Inzaghi expressed regret that his team failed to score the 3-1 goal and added that it’s normal to have a bit of fear away from home since the Campanians haven’t won since January.

Regarding Sassuolo, head coach Alessio Dionisi lamented because “those who missed the goals this time usually score them.”

The data provided by Lega Calcio indicate that Sassuolo, called to comeback, did everything to achieve it, generating three times as many opportunities and justifying the coach’s complaints about offensive mistakes. A sure sign of vitality is shown by the number of shots in the second half, 20 out of a total of 29, demonstrating that the team was not content with avoiding danger and continued to play with determination to win.

While Ochoa was forced to make 7 saves, Consigli didn’t make any, failing to intercept the winning shots of Ikwuemesi and Dia. Another significant point is the 19 crosses made by the home team compared to 4 by the opponents, but the technical potential of Salernitana is evident from their superiority in dribbling, 8 to 3.

Both coaches had the same rating of 6 from La Gazzetta dello Sport. Here are their reasons.

ALESSIO DIONISI – “Shocking start and a team that seemed empty, lacking energy. The reaction is real and serious: two posts frustrate a Sassuolo that can’t win anymore.”

FILIPPO INZAGHI – “Simple things, quick goals of quality. Then? The team stops playing and creates fewer chances. However, another heavy point.”

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