Federico Dionisi is looking at his watch and immediately ends this match.
The ball rebounds and arrives at the feet of Khouma Babacar (Sassuolo) just outside the box. He doesn't think twice and fires a brilliant shot into the top right corner. His attempt was beyond the reach of Emil Audero, so the score changes to 3:5.
Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo) gets on the end of a pass on the edge of the box but his shot is blocked.
There will be a minimum of 3 min. of added time.
Sassuolo have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Unbelievable miss! Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo) gets himself into a great position from the corner, but sends his header well wide of the right post from in front of goal when it was easier to score. The ball goes out of play and Sampdoria will have a goal kick.
The referee blows his whistle, Sassuolo are awarded a corner kick.
Marco Giampaolo decides to make a substitution. Albin Ekdal will be replaced by Ronaldo Vieira (Sampdoria).
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Marco Sau (Sampdoria) comes onto the pitch for Fabio Quagliarella.
Khouma Babacar (Sassuolo) tested Emil Audero with a strike from just outside the box, but the effort is saved.
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) receives a pass and unleashes a shot which goes well wide of the right post.
Sassuolo didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
Khouma Babacar (Sassuolo) goes for goal but he directs his effort just wide of the left post.
Goal! Karol Linetty shows great vision to find Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) with a cheeky pass inside the box, and his first-time shot is precise and sails into the bottom left corner. 2:5.
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) came close to scoring. He connected with a pass inside the box and perhaps should have done better than direct his shot straight at Andrea Consigli. The ball is out of play. Sampdoria will have a chance to score from a corner.
Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria) took a first-time shot from mid-range after he was put in the clear by a great pass, but the effort lacked a little accuracy and went just wide of the left post.
Sassuolo take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
Federico Dionisi couldn't ignore the rough tackle by Nicola Murru (Sampdoria) and blew his whistle.
Substitution. Gregoire Defrel makes his way off the pitch and Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria) comes on as his replacement.
Gianmarco Ferrari (Sassuolo) rises highest from the corner to head at goal, but his effort towards the middle of the goal is comfortably saved by the goalkeeper.
Stefano Sensi (Sassuolo) is about to take a corner kick.
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being well blocked by one of the defenders. The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag. Corner to Sassuolo.
It's in the back of the net! Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo) tries his luck from the edge of the box and his shot takes a deflection and goes past the stranded Emil Audero. He makes it 2:4.
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) smashes the ball towards goal from the edge of the penalty box, but his effort flies just a few inches wide of the right post.
Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo) is adjudged offside.
Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) produces a ferocious strike from the edge of the box. His dangerous low effort towards the middle of the goal is blocked by Andrea Consigli, who pulls off a superb save to keep the ball out of the net.
Joachim Andersen (Sampdoria) manages to dispossess his opponent of the ball, but he commits a foul in the process and the referee blows his whistle.
Great ball in from Stefano Sensi. Gianmarco Ferrari (Sassuolo) should really have done better with a close-range header, but he heads it a whisker wide of the left post.
Federico Dionisi shows a yellow card to Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria), who isn't surprised as the tackle was really hard and late.
Goal! Nicola Murru puts a cross into the box and finds Dennis Praet (Sampdoria), who latches on to it and strikes the ball into the bottom right corner. He makes it 1:4.
Roberto De Zerbi has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Khouma Babacar (Sassuolo) replacing Federico Di Francesco.
Half-time substitution. Roberto De Zerbi decided to make a change. Filip Djuricic (Sassuolo) is replaced by Manuel Locatelli.
Federico Dionisi blows his whistle and the second half starts.
The match has reached half-time.
Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Federico Dionisi had an easy-decision to make.
Sampdoria fail to score from a corner as Andrea Consigli (Sassuolo) leaps to collect the ball.
A defence-splitting pass is taken in his stride by Karol Linetty (Sampdoria) in the box. Without even looking up he drills a shot towards the bottom left corner, but Andrea Consigli pulls off a brilliant save.
We will have 4 min. of added time.
None of the Sampdoria players could reach the corner kick as the ball was overhit and goes out of play.
Referee Federico Dionisi takes one last look at the VAR monitor and decides that the goal stands! The Sampdoria players go wild in celebration.
The Sampdoria players celebrate the goal but the referee immediately signals a VAR review. Let's see what happens. Big moment in the game.
Goal! Karol Linetty (Sampdoria) is teed up on the edge of the box by Gregoire Defrel, and his howitzer of a shot into the bottom left corner gives the keeper no chance. 1:3.
Pol Lirola plays a terrific cross over to Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo), who finds some space inside the box and puts the ball into the back of the net.
The ball rebounds and arrives at the feet of Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) just outside the box. He doesn't think twice and fires a great shot into the bottom right corner. His attempt was beyond the reach of Andrea Consigli, so the score changes to 0:2.
Pol Lirola (Sassuolo) hits a shot well wide of the right post from the edge of the box.
Karol Linetty (Sampdoria) found some space to play in a lofted pass, but he looks disappointed as none of his teammates managed to connect with it.
That's a well-taken pass by Joachim Andersen (Sampdoria). He unleashes a strike from the edge of the box, but blazes it high over the bar.
Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo) hasn't suffered any serious injury which would see him leave the pitch. He's back in the game now.
Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
A corner kick by Sassuolo is thwarted by the well prepared Emil Audero (Sampdoria).
Gregoire Defrel (Sampdoria) commits a foul after bringing down his opponent with a slide tackle.
A clumsy foul by Merih Demiral (Sassuolo) and Federico Dionisi blows his whistle. A free kick is awarded to Sampdoria.
Flag goes up against Federico Peluso (Sassuolo) and the referee blows his whistle for offside.me>>. The referee blows his whistle for offside.
Gregoire Defrel (Sampdoria) weaves through the defence and gets one-on-one with the keeper, but fails to score.
GOAL! Fabio Quagliarella meets a cross inside the box and heads the ball across the goal, where Gregoire Defrel (Sampdoria) lurks and pokes it into the back of the net. 0:1.
The corner is swung in and Omar Colley (Sampdoria) leaps above the defence only to send his header a whisker over the bar from close in. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Sassuolo.
Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria) will deliver the corner kick.
Gianmarco Ferrari (Sassuolo) is penalised after knocking an opponent down. Sampdoria have a free kick.
Federico Di Francesco (Sassuolo) takes a brilliant touch after he latches on to a pass on the edge of the box and strikes the ball to the bottom left corner. The goalkeeper dives low and saves his attempt.
Andrea Consigli receives ovations from the crowd. He manages to block a first-time effort from Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria), whose strike from the edge of the box was headed low to the middle of the goal.
Federico Di Francesco (Sassuolo) commits a rough challenge and Federico Dionisi blows his whistle for an infringement.
Karol Linetty (Sampdoria) sends a teasing cross into the area, but Andrea Consigli intercepts the ball.
Sampdoria work the corner short. The ball is passed to a nearby teammate.
A pass by Pol Lirola (Sassuolo) ends up in no man's land, and the attacking effort comes to an end. The linesman signals a throw-in for Sampdoria.
Karol Linetty (Sampdoria) was trying to get to the ball but clattered into the legs of the opponent as well. Federico Dionisi blows his whistle for an infringement. It's a free kick to Sassuolo in a dangerous position.
The first half has started.
Sampdoria will kick-off.
Federico Dionisi will supervise the game today.
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