The game between Sassuolo and Salernitana, which ended with a score of 2-2, was one that concentrated everything in 52 minutes and with two different faces. There was a double advantage for Salernitana, and then Sassuolo’s response materialized with Thorstvedt’s brace, his first in Serie A. The split of the points in the final 2-2 does not serve much for both teams.
Salernitana’s coach Filippo Inzaghi expressed regret that his team missed the opportunity to score the 1-3 goal and added that it is normal to have a bit of fear away from home, considering that the Campanians have not won since January.
As for Sassuolo’s coach Alessio Dionisi, he lamented that “those who usually score misses the goals this time.” The data provided by the Lega Calcio indicate that Sassuolo, called to come back in the game, did everything to achieve this, building a total of three times as many chances and justifying the coach’s complaint about offensive errors.
A clear sign of vitality is shown by the number of shots in the second half, 20 out of a total of 29, demonstrating that Sassuolo did not settle for escaping danger and continued to play insistently to win. While Ochoa was forced to make 7 saves, Consigli did not make any saves, failing to intercept the winning shots of Ikwuemesi and Dia. Another noteworthy data is the 19 crosses made by the home team compared to 4 by the opponents, showing Salernitana’s non-trivial technical potential as seen in their supremacy in dribbling, 8 to 3.
The match ended in a draw and the verdict was the same for both coaches, who were equally rated with a 6 by La Gazzetta dello Sport. Here are their motivations.
ALESSIO DIONISI – “Shock start and a team that seemed emptied, lethargic. The reaction is real and serious: two posts hurt a Sassuolo that is no longer winning.”
FILIPPO INZAGHI – “Simple things, quick and quality goals. Then? The team does not play anymore and shoots less. Another heavy point.”